Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
a new school year right around the corner, local schools are being proactive in
getting ready for anything, including worst-case scenarios.
and staff at Oak Harbor schools learned about the ALICE training program
shootings, like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut last year,
are still on the minds of many parents. Most districts have developed lockdown
plans, or hired school resource officers. Some are taking it a step further.
than the traditional lockdown approach, which schools have typically taken, the
ALICE concepts and philosophies will be able to empower our students and staff
to save lives," said Guy Parmigian, superintendent of Benton-Carroll-Salem
– Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate – was created by a former SWAT
officer after the Columbine shooting in 1999. The most unique part of the program
is the ‘counter' concept.
all else fails, if we can't evacuate kids, then we're going to empower teachers
and students to fight back," Parmigian said. "If a teacher needs to make a judgment
that, ‘You know what, I need to break my window to evacuate my kids,' then they're
empowered to do that. Barricading doors, throwing books. Instead of just
sitting and locking down, we're empowering kids and telling them, ‘Hey, there's
something that you could possibly do to save your life.'"