According to the latest FBI statistics dated 24SEP14, there have been 160 incidents of Active Shooters from 2000 to 2013. In the first seven years of the millennium there was an average of six incidents per year, the last seven years show an increase of sixteen per year. Twenty-nine percent of those incidents have occurred at Academic Institutions, including higher education. Cleveland State University Police have acknowledged and responded to this statistic by introducing ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter, Escape) training to our campus in 2013. We feel that in today’s world the Active Shooter or Active Killer, as we teach it, is the greatest threat/danger that our students, staff, faculty, and visitors will face while on campus. Beginning of the Fall 2014 semester, we began teaching ALICE in place of the Safety/Awareness program during our portion of ASC 101 sessions which all incoming freshman are required to take. We have also taken ALICE to any Education Program, University department, or organization that wishes to have the training.
Please contact Geneen Abdelkarim at extension 2203 to schedule your ALICE seminar.