Published Thu, Feb 14, 2013 11:53 am Dateline
Updated Fri, Feb 15, 2013 8:40 am
The Ohio University Police Department will offer free training to the public on how to respond to active-shooter situations.
The ALiCE training, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Escape, is a national program that trains civlians.
OUPD has presented the training to various groups in the past, but this is the first time it has been open to the public.
OUPD Chief Andrew Powers said the ALiCE program helps people plan a strategy for survival in case of an attack.
"Even if unarmed, people can still evaluate the situation before them and make informed choices about how to respond," Powers said.
The two hour training sessions will take place on Monday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Baker Center Theater.