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AWR-148 - Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents - Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems

Verified/Updated 10/1/13

Course Description:  
Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems is an eight-hour course designed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to school-based emergencies.

Schools in small, rural, and remote areas across the country account for almost 23% of the total student population (more than 11 million students). Rural schools, law enforcement, and other emergency responders are often limited in resources, so it is imperative that all potentially affected parties collaborate on planning, preparing, communicating, responding, and recovering from a
school-based incident.

Through this course, rural law enforcement officials receive information and training tools that may be used when working with their local school systems. As a result of the training, law enforcement, superintendents, principals, school resource officers and others within the school system will be better prepared to work collaboratively when a crisis occurs.

Key elements of the course:
•  Introduction to Incident Planning and Preparedness
•  Proactive Threat Mitigation
•  Incident Response
•  Incident Recovery 

This course also addresses:
•  Vulnerability Assessments
•  Threat Assessment Management
•  Incident Defusing and Debriefing
•  Parent Reunification
•  Anniversaries, Memorials,“Copy-Cats”

This course supports the strategic goals of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 – National Preparedness, the National Preparedness Goal and the Target Capabilities List in the areas of:

Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators and Warning
Critical Infrastructure Protection
On-Site Incident Management
Responder Health and Safety
Public Safety and Security Response
Explosive Device Response Operations
Citizen Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place
Emergency Public Information and Warning
Restoration of Lifelines
Economic and Community Recovery
Intelligence and Information Sharing and Dissemination
Preparedness and Participation.

To schedule this training in your jurisdiction please contact the RDPC at
859-622-8994 or email This training was developed by The University of Findlay, a member of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium.

How this course is offered:

Delivered onsite at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction.  To learn more or schedule a delivery, click here or contact Michelle Day at 606-274-0262,

Prerequisites & Other Information:

1.    Participant must be a U.S. Citizen

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 7.00
Provider: Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Emergency Management
Fire Service
Government Administration
Public Works
Public Safety Communications
Law Enforcement

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