Sugarcreek police lieutenant to attend response training

Staff writer

Sugarcreek Borough Council voted unanimously at Wednesday’s meeting to allow police Lt. Ryan Ashbaugh to attend Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALICE) training in Bessemer, Lawrence County.

The ALICE Training Institute website says ALICE training’s 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.

The total cost of the training is $595, Ashbaugh said.

The training will take place March 8 and 9.

Council member James Speth asked if Ashbaugh would be able to train other officers after he returns from the training.

Ashbaugh said after the training is complete, he would be certified as an instructor. Ashbaugh could be called in, for a cost, to train the staff of any business.

Valley Grove School District Superintendent Kevin Briggs sent an email saying he will send two staff members to the training as well, Ashbaugh said.

“We want to have both the police and school on the same page,” Ashbaugh said.

A motion came from Speth, which was seconded by council member John McClelland, and the vote was unanimous.

The next Sugarcreek Borough Council meeting will be held March 7 at the borough administration building.