In the spring of 2014, Kaz was invited to certify as an ALICE INSTRUCTOR via the Eugene Police Department. Kaz has worked extensively with the Eugene Police Department, Springfield Police Department, and Lane County Sheriff’s Office to implement ALICE Training in educational facilities & government related organizations throughout Lane County.
“The ALICE Training Institute is changing how K-12 schools, higher education, places of worship, healthcare, and businesses respond to armed intruders. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an armed intruder event. While no one can guarantee no causalities or injuries, we can guarantee that passing on knowledge will empower people with options of survival.”
In March of 2014, Kaz received a PARTNERSHIP award, from the Eugene Police Department, for her contributions as an ALICE Instructor.
“In March of 2014, Ms. Rhoads, you became a civilian trainer for the ALICE Active Shooter Preparedness system. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. People who receive the training are enabled to pre-plan their own survival in the event of an active shooter or active threat situation. The training is designed to address the gap between the start of an active shooter situation and when police arrive, and statistics show that the training helps reduce casualties and deaths when the concepts are applied.
A short time after placing yourself through the training, you volunteered dozens of hours to assist EPD with carrying-out the training to various groups in the community, including the Bethel and 4J school districts. With your sacrifice of time, dedication, insight and expertise, you have helped to communicate the important concepts of the training while delivering a safe training environment, and for that we present you with the Eugene Police Department Partnership award.”
Pete Kerns, Chief of Police
In October 2017, Kaz attended the ALICE Training Institute’s First Annual National Conference, in Nashville, where she was offered the opportunity to become an ALICE Training Institute Referral Partner. That liaison went into effect on 18 Oct 2017.
Karen (Kaz) Rhoads, of Train Like You Mean It LLC, is proud to be an authorized referral partner for ALICE Training Institute, facilitating the Blended Learning approach with E-learning, via ALICE Training Institute, followed up with the hands-on practical training so vital for the full understanding of concepts taught.