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Resource Library: Operations & Emergency Management

Literature

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model (Complete Guide)

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model (Brief)

Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center

Evaluating Risk for Targeted Violence in Schools: Comparing Risk Assessment, Threat Assessment, and Other Approaches

Evaluating Risk for Targeted Violence in Schools: Comparing Risk Assessment, Threat Assessment, and Other Approaches

Marissa Reddy, Randy Borum, John Berglund, Bryan Vossekuil, Robert Fein, and William Modzeleski

Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency; 2013

Making Schools Safer - U.S. Secret Service Resource Overview

Making Schools Safer – U.S. Secret Service Resource Overview

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service, May 2013

Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks

Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks

U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Molly Amman
Supervisory Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation

Matthew Bowlin Special Agent
U.S. Capitol Police

Lesley Buckles
Crime Analyst
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kevin C. Burton
Unit Chief
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Kimberly F. Brunell Supervisory Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation

Karie A. Gibson Supervisory Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sarah H. Griffin
Special Agent
Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Kirk Kennedy
Operational Psychologist Federal Bureau of Investigation

Cari J. Robins
Supervisory Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation

Report on the Arapahoe High School shooting: Lessons Learned on Information Sharing, Threat Assessment, and Systems Integrity
The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States
What Can Be Done About School Shootings?

What Can Be Done About School Shootings?

Journal Article by William Modzeleski

Videos

Overview of School Safety and Violence Prevention (11 Minute Video)
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operation Plans
Understanding and Preventing School Shootings in the U.S. (11 Minute Video)

Programs

In the Assess, Act, Audit Toolkits

  • Who’s on the Safety Team
  • Roadblocks to Success
  • Prepared Not Scared
  • Tabletop Audit Activities
  • Calendar of Drills
  • Diversify your Drills
  • Key Control
  • Teacher’s Emergency Bag
  • Staff Skills Survey and Inventory
  • Campus Drills

Experts

Organizations

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

“The purpose of ATAP is to afford its members a professional and educational environment to exchange ideas and strategies to address such issues as stalking, threats, and homeland security.”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

“Helping people before, during, and after disasters.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: School Safety and Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: School Safety and Security

“This page offers a starting place for DHS documents, resources and tools related to school safety and security.”

Infographics

Fire Prevention Week (Infographic)

Fire Prevention Week (Infographic)

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