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5 Day Active Shooter Intruder Response for Schools Instructor Course


  • Blue Springs Police Department 1100 Southwest Smith Street Blue Springs, MO, 64015 United States (map)
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This 5-Day course is intended to train and certify law enforcement/security participants on the proper instruction, delivery and consultation of security and intruder prevention and response strategies for school personnel within their respective jurisdictions and communities.

COURSE DETAILS

All successful participants of this course will be certified for 2 years to teach the following Strategos courses:

Courses for certification

  • 4- or 8-hour Intruder Response for School Personnel 
  • 2-Hour Parent and Community Role in Responding to the Threat of School Active Shooters
  • School Physical Security Audits, Assessments and Site Surveys 

All trainers will receive the following tools:

  • Instructor Handbook with Lesson Plans, Bibliography and Source DocumentsPowerPoint Presentations in Electronic Format
  • 4-Hour Intruder Response for School Personnel
  • 8-Hour Intruder Response for School Personnel
  • 2-Hour Parent and Community Role in Responding to the Threat of School Active Shooters
  • Support Videos for PowerPoint Presentations in electronic format 
  • Student Handout for School Intruder Response courses in electronic format

Topics Covered

  • Behavior vs. Profiling – Why Profiling Doesn’t Work
  • School Active Shooter Incidents – Evolution of School Attackers, Law Enforcement and School Personnel Response
  • Mental Health Correlation to School Attacks
  • Violence in Movies and Video Games and the Correlation to the School Shooter
  • Review of 2002 Safe Schools Initiative Study
  • Operation Environment Analysis and Assessment
  • Observing and Eliciting Behavior
  • Body Language Indicators for Concealed Armed Individuals
  • Approaches, Interviews and Impressions of Student Voluntary Encounters
  • Access Control and Credential Management
  • Incorporation of a De-escalation Philosophy
  • Targeted Conversations
  • Lockdown and Lockdown Failure Protocols
  • What to expect from Law Enforcement’s Response to School Shooters
  • Medical Response to the School Attack
  • Suspicious Object Response (SOR)
  • Preparation and Communication – Educating Parents and The Community on to their Roles
  • Coping with the Crisis After Action – Physical Response and Emotional/Psychological Response