This is an independent study, self-paced course.
The response to a school tragedy happens well before the event. With the proper preparation, including campus threat assessment and response planning, law enforcement officers will be in an optimal position to prevent, intervene and recover from a school crisis or critical incident while protecting the nation’s most valuable resources, our children.
This four-hour online course will provide you with a process that you can adapt in your community to ensure school and campus safety preparedness. We will discuss law enforcement’s role in school crisis planning and related critical incidents as well as strategies for preventing student crime and violence on school property. You will learn the process of developing school-based threat assessments, how to conduct a physical school safety assessment, how to cultivate effective school/police partnerships and develop model policies.
- Developing effective school/police partnerships, policies and objectives
- Creating student support programs to prevent crime and violence in schools
- Designing school-based threat assessments
- Conducting a physical campus safety and security assessment
- Developing school crisis plans
Law enforcement command, school resource officers, police supervisors, campus police officers, school security officers, school safety directors and school administrators
Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum.
The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you will no longer have access.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.