A.L.I.C.E. is a school safety program developed in 2000 to offer additional options to students and staff in dealing with an armed intruder situation. Nearly 2 million students have been trained in the A.L.I.C.E. protocol, now being used in universities, colleges, hospitals, churches, corporations, and government offices. The letters A.L.I.C.E. are an acronym that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The five components form the basis of the program’s age-appropriate training.
The Brookings School District, in partnership with our local law enforcement, attended A.L.I.C.E. training. The District has worked with its staff to learn the new response process that is supported by national and local emergency response organizations and is rooted in SWAT tactics. Officers on all levels identify with its core strategies, and The National Association of School Resource Officers is an A.L.I.C.E. partner.
Classroom teachers led age-appropriate discussions about the new protocol and future drills will incorporate information from the A.L.I.C.E. program.
If you have questions, please speak to someone at your child's school, or call the District Office at 605-696-4700.