City Hall in Knoxville will be closing at noon for the City Hall staff and Knoxville Police Department to conduct Alert Lockdown Inform Counter and Evacuate training also known as ALICE training.
The training is designed for the police department to get more accustomed to the possible threat of an active shooter. The training also allows city officials to be informed on what parts of their emergency action plan need attention and what parts of their facility or work space might be in a compromising position if an active shooter attack were to occur. Lieutenant Aaron Fuller with the Knoxville Police Department says the training is made to get individuals thinking differently about their surroundings.“It gives people options, and teaches them how to think outside the box think differently.“ said Fuller. The training will be from noon until 5 p.m. and will be conducted behind closed doors.