Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this yet another active shooter training course?

No. It complements your existing school security by offering proactive control measures below the threat assessment threshold. It affords you the opportunity to stop a potential threat from developing into an active threat where you would have no other choice but to rely on your active shooter training.

What differentiates this program from everything else out there?
  1. This is an awareness-based-training violence prevention program requiring no physical training whatsoever. It is therefore NOT a security program and falls directly under school safety.
  2. This program utilizes a three-by-three school safety matrix leveraging three proactive elements starting at the lowest violence intervention threshold.
  3. This program implements nationally recognized recommended best practices to prevent school violence.
  4. This program content is derived from the institutional knowledge of five stakeholder communities: education, US federal agencies, executive protection, legislation and law enforcement.
  5. This program is premium grade protective intelligence applied to the learning environment.
  6. Qualifying faculty may receive Professional Growth Points (PGPs), Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or equivalent upon training completion in participating states.
Is this designed specifically for gun violence?

No. The program extends far beyond such limited application to include the wider ambit of more prevalent and frequent school violence such as mean texting, bullying and the like.

Does this program teach my staff and faculty how to fight?

No. This program does NOT provide any physical training. It does, however, provide faculty and staff with vetted proactive measures in protecting their work environment by identifying and appropriately addressing actionable items leading toward sustainable school violence intervention.

Look I’m too busy to read all this stuff, can you just tell me what it is in a nutshell?

Sure. This program trains your faculty and staff to facilitate sustainable school violence intervention at the lowest assessment threshold.

We are a private school, why would we want this program?

When looking to place their children in a private school, parents will most likely compare your school to another. Looking at it from their viewpoint, if both schools are similar academically and financially, but one of them offers only a single layer of protection (physical security) while the other offers triple the layers of protection around their child, it could be the deciding factor of which school they choose.

We're interested, but what’s the motivation to get my faculty on board?

There are 3 motivating factors:

  1. Some educators state that they “don’t feel safe” or “don’t feel comfortable” working in such a potentially threatening environment. Their two options are to remain part of the problem or become part of the solution. The latter affords participation in a collaborative effort to save lives.
  2. This program is applicable not only to their work environment but also directly applies to their own personal safety and that of their loved ones outside the workplace.
  3. A program certification of completion, in participating states, qualifies for Professional Growth Points (PGPs), Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or equivalent.
Does this program replace my physical security?

No. It complements your physical security but does not replace it. The purpose of this program is to implement recommended best practices toward the prevention of school violence starting at the lowest intervention level.

If it’s not mandatory why should we consider it?

To provide your community with a level of comfort and protection knowing that they are using recommended best practices and as such have the tools to identify and reduce or eliminate the risk of violence on your campus. Moreover, because this training implements a recognized industry standard, the failure to train your community could be viewed as negligent in the event of an incident. Certainly, if your school is going to be in the headlines, you want the media to showcase the school's positive actions in being an industry leader; not its failures.