BLUE ASH, Ohio - Police officers will train city employees on Monday on how to be better prepared in case a violent attack erupts at their work place.
It's called A.L.I.C.E. training which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. An alert is to broadcast to give employees a chance to lockdown. The staff is informed of the nature and location of the attack. Simultaneously, a 911 call is made. Employees then learn how to counter attack should they be in a position that prohibits evacuation.
"What we want to them to remember is some of the key points in the A.L.I.C.E. program," said Lt. Steve Scheuler with the Blue Ash Police Department. "So if unfortunately they are ever confronted with that situation, something in the back of their head they can take and use that against the attacker or save themselves or others."
The Blue Ash Police Department has officers who are trained as A.L.I.C.E. instructors and offers free programs to public and private businesses, schools, churches and other locations in the Blue Ash and Sycamore Township areas.
If you would like more information, contact Sergeant Joe Boyatt at (513) 745-8555.
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