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While university campuses statistically prove to be very safe places, no location is immune to unforeseen violence.

Since 2011, The University of Toledo Police Department has been training the UT campus and the northwest Ohio community in ALiCE, a national program instructing participants on how to survive an active shooter situation. The acronym stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate.

ALICE-logoUTPD is offering two ALiCE training sessions open to students, faculty and staff in the month of October as part of the “Not on My Watch” safety campaign.

The first ALiCE training will be Thursday, Oct. 8, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. with another to be offered Friday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes will be held in the Student Recreation Center.

“ALiCE is a training we hope no one ever needs, but we believe it can provide the knowledge to survive a violent encounter,” UT Police Chief Jeff Newton said.

ALiCE training also can be scheduled for your organization, department or group by emailing ALICE@utoledo.edu.

For the full schedule of “Not on My Watch” events in the month of October, click utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/reslife/notonmywatch.html.

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