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Greg Crane holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University and a Master's of Forensic Science degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. He is a certified law enforcement instructor, and has taught courses in the areas of SWAT tactics, firearms, less lethal munitions, and crime scene investigation. Crane has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, crime scene investigator, SWAT officer and SWAT team leader of a 20 person team. He also served for eight months in Kosovo as part of a US Army Force Protection Team. Crane has also worked as a Texas certified Criminal Justice high school teacher and an adjunct professor for a local college.
Lisa Crane is a retired 30-year educator and has lent her expertise in developing the A.L.i.C.E. teaching materials. Her efforts ensure that the program is age appropriate, psychologically sound, and addresses the issues of special-needs citizens. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Education with certificates in Special Education and Early Childhood from Texas A&M University. She also holds a Masters of Education in Counseling from Midwestern State University, as well as, a Post-Graduate Certification in School Administration from the University of Texas @ Arlington. Lisa has been a teacher, counselor and principal at all levels, in addition to serving in private practice as a Play Therapist and an Educational Therapist.
Marianne Alvarez joined the Response Options team full-time after she served as a Response Options Adjunct Instructor and as the California Regional Director. Marianne is retired from the San Jose State University Police Department in San Jose, California where she was responsible for Internal Affairs, Public Affairs, Investigations, Federal Clery Act Compliance, Property and Evidence, Communications, Personnel and Training just to name a few. Marianne was the proud recipient of the Medal of Valor during her twenty years of service at SJSUPD. Marianne holds a POST Management Certificate, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, a Masters of Science degree in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, attended the National Counter Terrorism Academy and completed the Harvard Management Development Program. Marianne also enjoys volunteering her time as the Interior Security Director for her local church.
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The Vision and Mission for Response Options
The Fire Departments in our country have done a great job in preparing our citizens on the correct response options upon hearing a fire alarm. Our vision is for the American citizenary to have the knowlege and skills needed to survive when they hear shots fired. Our mission is simple, train as many people as possible in violent intruder defense strategies. Further, to have pro-active training become as accepted and practiced in the K-12 environment as fire drills. It is our hope that as the American child grows-up through the K-12 education system where pro-active strategies are taught, these children will become adults who know how to respond to violence for the rest of their lives. It is our belief that this training should be initiated by Law Enforcement officers around the nation, for if they can't be there in time to help "protect and serve" the citizen, they can prepare them to help themselves until the police arrive. What more can citizens ask of their heroes?
The History of Response Options
The story of Response Options is one which starts like many small businesses in America. A need to improve was discovered and an innovative solution was developed. It was not started without hurdlles and disappointments but like many stories in our great country the passion to see the program succeed was stronger than the set-backs. Response Options is grateful to many who helped improve the programs over the years, but mostly, we are grateful to an awesome God that has guided us each step of the way.
How Did A.L.i.C.E. get started?
In 2000, Lisa Crane, a school principal, was faced with the constraints of an inadequate traditional "Lockdown" protocol, mirroring the dilemma encountered by educators across the nation. Her husband, Greg Crane, a police officer and SWAT member, recognized that students, staff and administrators were not safe and that stand-alone lockdown had fatal flaws. However, in attempting to find Lisa a more comprehensive program, Greg could find none. He, along with input from other experienced officers, developed the A.L.i.C.E. program for Lisa's school. He knew it had to be easily implemented and effective for citizens that would not have the time for practice nor the ability to perform complicated fine-motor tasks while under severe stress. The A.L.i.C.E. program was developed with tactics, knowledge and skills which had allowed Greg and other officers to survive deadly events and go home at the end of the day. These strategies are Common Sense, Just Not Common Knowledge.
How did the R.A.I.D.E.R. Solo-Engagement Tactics program get started?
As Greg Crane traveled around the country training School Resource Officers and other front-line officers in the A.L.i.C.E. program, he continued to hear the same thing. The first-on-scene officers may have the "warrior mindset" and desire to move to the threat to rescue innocents who were under attack, but they didn't feel they had received the appropriate training to work alone and not become a statistic themselves. Most active shooter training for officers at that time only included small team tactics but not in moving to the threat alone. Although officers work alone daily in dangerous situations, to move alone in a large facility where a determined killer is taking lives at random is not an incident which happens every day. The R.A.I.D.E.R. Solo-Engagement Tactics program was developed to train tactically-sound skills to front-line officers so they can move Aggressively but not Recklessly.
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Since the recognition of the need for a program like A.L.i.C.E. happened around a Christmas eve dinner table in the year 2000, the program has had incredible growth. We have now established instructors in 27 states. These nearly 2000 dedicated people have been critical to the success and growth of A.L.i.C.E. In the K-12 and University setting, it is estimated that nearly 2 million students have been trained in or are now being exposed to the program. Although A.L.i.C.E. started in the K-12 setting, the program is now in Universities, Colleges, Hospitals, Churches, Corporations, and Government offices because, unfortunately, no setting is immune from the threat of the Active Killer.
A.L.i.C.E. has Adjunct Trainers across the United States to better serve each region.
Please contact us if you would like your organization or educational institution to be trained in our pro-active strategies.
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