Over the past decade, the United States has been faced with a rise in school violence. The most recent school shootings in Connecticut, Georgia and Pennsylvania have raised the awareness of this national issue. School districts and police departments alike are seeking solutions that would help deter and prevent school violence through intervention techniques that focus on improving school safety. This session presents a systemic approach to school safety that helps to clarify the roles of school districts, police departments, the community and the family in response to the increase of violence in the schools.
In this session, we will discuss:
- Physical Security
- Safety Drills
- Emergency Preparedness
- Real Time Incidents
- Threat Assessment
Upon completion of this seminar, the participants will be able to:
- Understand the “best practices” in school safety and security currently in utilized throughout the United States.
- Evaluate the efficiency of the school security protocols in use at schools within the jurisdictional boundaries of a police agency.
- Examine the safety vulnerabilities within the school environment and apply best practices to those areas of concern.
- Apply safety protocols in practical scenarios that simulate risk and threat.