The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to announce it will again be hosting ALICE active shooter response training on July 20 and 21, 2015.

This important ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is designed to teach proactive survival strategies in violent intruder or active shooter situations. These strategies can be utilized by schools, universities, places of worship, hospitals and other workplaces. The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for those critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on scene.

Registration for the course is $595 per person and can be completed electronically by visiting and selecting Manchester Township Police from the event calendar. Completing the ALICE Instructor Training course provides individuals with certification in ALICE Training and allows them to bring ALICE strategies back to their places of work.

Manchester Township Police personnel are proponents of ALICE, as it increases survival rates during an active shooter situation by empowering individuals to be proactive, rather than hunkering in place awaiting law enforcement while a dangerous situation unfolds. Further, it is in line with recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Course modules to be covered include: Case Studies, Policy and Procedures Review, Infrastructure Design, Proactive Use of Technology, Community Resource Assistance, Mass Evacuations, Trauma First Aid, Practical Scenario Training, and Lesson Preparation.

Anyone with questions is invited to contact Sgt. Mike Leming: 732-657-2009, ext. 6341,; or Lt. James Sharkey: 732-657-2009, ext. 4602, The course will be held at Manchester Township High School, 101 S. Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759.