A.L.i.C.E. training: Teaching how to respond when an intruder threatens

A.L.i.C.E. stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. This nationally-renowned training was developed following examination of school shootings, such as the one that occurred April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Colorado.

UAPD has adopted the program and has trained more than 26,000 faculty, staff, and students, teaching the proactive measures that people can take when faced with an assailant entering a building or classroom.

Video: Overview of A.L.i.C.E. training

Officers' training

UAPD officers meet or exceed the training standards of the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council and receive ongoing in-service and specialized training. UAPD enforces all laws of the State of Ohio and the City of Akron as well as being responsible for public safety services such as crime prevention, medical emergencies, fire emergencies and traffic accidents.

'Pizza With the Police'

Frequently during the fall and spring semesters, students come together for conversations with the police, and to eat pizza!

Meet members of the University of Akron Police Department and Akron Police Department. Campus and community safety is discussed, as well as other questions and concerns of the student body.

Check Zipmail for announcements about the next "Pizza With the Police" gathering. It's free!