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Effective Strategies for Preventing and Responding to School Violence (Online)   

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.

Topics Include

  • 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

Course Length

4 hours

Online Details

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.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “The course provided very current information and details.” – Command Staff E.D.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.



Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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