School Safety Training
Training on school safety issues is provided through a series of statewide conferences, regional workshops and presentations provided at the request of local communities.
A local agency or school may request any of the following programs:
Incidents involving active shooters have become all too familiar. Through this training we will identify a true active shooter, examine the history of active shooter incidents and discuss the possible responses to various active shooter situations. We will also explore pro-active steps that can be taken to possibly reduce the likelihood of an incident occurring.
Bomb Threat Assessment
This course examines the many types of bomb threats and discusses how to evaluate the different types of threats and determine the best course of action. Also discussed is the difference between a threat and a suspicious package.
Bomb Threat Management
This course examines how to develop a Bomb Threat Management Plan to handle the many types of threats that may occur. This class discusses the types of threats, how and when to evacuate, as well as how to conduct searches for suspicious packages.
Bomb Threat Search Techniques
This course examines the different search techniques that can be utilized to thoroughly and quickly search for suspicious packages after a bomb threat has been received. Also discussed in this program is who should search, where should we search, how to conduct a search, and what to do if a suspicious package or device is discovered.
This program identifies the types of bullies and discusses the bullying dynamic of why students are bullied and why bullies act the way they do. This class also examines prevention techniques that can be implemented in schools and the laws concerning bullying.
This program discusses how to keep your school cafeteria and its staff safe and secure and their role in the emergency operations plan. It also discusses how to prepare for the possibility of natural or man-made disasters.
Current Drug Trends in Schools
This program examines the types of drugs that are commonly utilized by students in schools. The class discusses various drugs, their signs and symptoms, and concealment areas often used by students.
Emergency Operations Planning for Schools
This program examines the planning process and what aspects should be covered in the Emergency Operations Plan according to the law. This class also discusses self-assessment tips for reviewing a schools plan.
Front Office Safety
This program examines the role to front office staff in the emergency operations plan. Some of the issues discussed in this class include receiving bomb threats, front entrance security, emergency evacuation kits, and visual weapons screening.
This program examines the reasons why students become involved in gangs. It also examines how children are initiated in gangs, their basic signs and symbols, and provides suggestions that may help school administrators handle the growing problem of gang activity in schools. The information provided can be used during normal school hours as well as during after school activities.
Home Visit Safety
This program examines the risks associated with home visits and identifies ways to reduce those risks to school personnel. This course discusses pre-planning, visual weapons screening, crime prevention methods, and how to recognize possible criminal activity.
Implications for Terrorism in Schools
This program discusses the Homeland Security Threat Levels and what school safety and security techniques should be implemented in response to each threat level. Also discussed in depth is the Beslan, Russia school terrorism siege.
This course examines the weather-related dangers that pose specific risks to schools. This program also discusses the types of watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service, proper response procedures, and proper safe-sheltering areas within the school facility.
Site Safety Awareness
This course discusses how to conduct effective site safety surveys. This course examines how to assess policy and procedures, site maps, perimeter control, as well as the safety and security of the entire school facility and its many components.
Teacher’s Safety Course
This course examines the teacher’s role in the emergency operations plan and what they can expect in emergency situations. This class also discusses techniques for keeping a safe classroom environment.
Threat Assessment in Schools
This course examines the four types of threats and the three levels of threats. This class also discusses the assessment models to allow schools to determine how to react to incidents based on the type and level of the threat.
Visual Weapons Screening
This course discusses concealment techniques and the indicators that a person may be carrying a weapon. It also discusses different screening techniques, how to apply those techniques, and what procedures should be followed if a weapon is suspected. Laws concerning weapons in school are also examined in this course.