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The purpose of ALICE training is to prepare individuals to handle the threat of an active shooter. This video will show and teach individuals to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety. Though no one can guarantee success in this type of situation, this new set of skills will greatly increase the odds of survival should anyone face this form of disaster.

An active shooter is a person who is actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms, and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. These dynamic situations evolve quickly and are usually over within ten to fifteen minutes. This demands immediate deployment of law enforcement resources to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to innocent victims. Faculty, staff and students must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with the situation. The Point Park University Police Department advocates preparedness for this type of incident and is proactively instructing members of our community on the ALICE principle of responding to an active shooter.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Point Park Police at 412-392-3960.