Run, hide, fight

The Wright State University Police Department offers free ALICE training to students, faculty and staff.

ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, which are the steps needed to follow when facing an emergency.

The course helps prepares participants to proactively handle an active shooter event or an aggressive individual.

“We want to get the word out to as many people as possible,” said Stephen Powers, a sergeant in the Wright State Police Department.

The two-hour course involves a PowerPoint presentation, which includes several training videos, and two scenarios in which participants practice the techniques they learn during training.

“I learned a lot,” said Mia Williams Burnett, a graduate student that completed the course on Feb 19.

The next training session will be offered on April 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. Reserve your spot by emailing Sgt. Stephen Powers at

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