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Course Description

AWR-148 - Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems

Developed by the University of Findlay as a member of the RDPC, this Awareness level course has been developed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and personnel on the elements that must be in place to effectively respond to a school-based emergency. 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. This course provides an opportunity to partner the rural emergency response community and the local school systems. Specifically, this course will allow them to collaborate, communicate, and share information, to achieve coordinated awareness of, prevention of, protection against, and response to school-based incidents in a rural community.

Course Objectives

  • Define terminology commonly used in school emergency management
  • List and provide example commonly identified vulnerabilities of schools
  • Define and explain domestic threats, domestic violnce spillover, workplace violence, and terrorism
  • Define and explain targeted violence and the associated process
  • Contrast phyiscal and behavioral profiling
  • Explain the Threat Assessment Inquiry process
  • Define the three levels of lockdown and situations that would warrant each level
  • Describe actions taken by school personnel and emergency responders, mainly law enforcement, during shelter-in-place
  • Describe the Dual Gate Parent Reunification process
  • Describe actions and expectations of mental health defusing and debriefing
  • Describe issues surrounding incident anniversaries, memorials, and "copy-cat" events
  • Describe collaborative roles of law enforcement and schools in posts-crisis communications
  • Identify pertinent training tools and resources available fro all disciplines

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Participant must be a U.S. Citizen

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 7.00
Provider: RDPC - Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
Sponsor: DHS, Office of Grants & Training
Disciplines: Education
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Law Enforcement
Public Safety Communications
Public Works

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