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ALICE Training for Rio Texas UMC's

  • University United Methodist Church 5084 De Zavala Road San Antonio, TX, 78249 United States (map)

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training instructor-led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach. 

ALICE Training Institute has created a House of Worship training program to:

  • Maximize Survival of congregants, staff, volunteers and leadership
  • Provide Accountability by documenting completed training and preparation
  • Reduce Liability by implementing and training in alignment with state and federal standards of care for violent intruder events

A variety of factors may have an impact on your religious institution’s safety. As the leadership, you must ask, “How would our institution react, survive and cope, if we came under attack from a violent intruder?”

For places of worship, safety is assumed upon entering. Worrying about an active shooter is not among most people’s thoughts as they enter their religious community. Because of this, church security and emergency preparedness has to be something that religious leaders take into consideration as the day to day operations of their churches are carried out.

Places of worship are highly visible in their communities, and their leaders can be viewed as the embodiment of inflammatory political issues – placing them at heightened risk. Typically, places of worship are seen as a sanctuary or safe haven, but the reality of today is that places of worship are just as vulnerable to active shooter events as schools and businesses. Generally there are very low measures in place for detecting threats. The ALICE Training Institute can offer on-site assessments and training to help you plan and prepare for a day we pray never comes.

Free, no cost training for Rio Texas UMC's
Training located in John Wesley Room at University UMC, San Antonio

For more information, contact Tina Whitaker at