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NCJ Number: NCJ 241375     Find in a Library
Title: School Safety Advocacy Council Expands Training Opportunities
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Author(s): Becky Lewis
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2013
Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This article, part of the special issue of TECHBeat, posted on the Web site, discusses new training opportunities available from the School Safety Advocacy Council.
Abstract: Following the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, in December of 2012, new efforts are being focused on the issue of school safety and how to keep children and adults safe in school settings. This article, "School Safety Advocacy Council Expands Training Opportunities," is part of the special issue of TECHBeat posted on the Web site. The article discusses new training opportunities available from the School Safety Advocacy Council (SSAC) that were developed in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In addition to its regular courses, the Council developed the Law Enforcement Educational Presence (LEEP), a 2-day School Safety Certification Course for Patrol and Reserve Officers. LEEP promotes the idea that schools can have an office in their buildings designated specifically for use by officers on patrol or officers from specialized units who work out of that office on a part-time basis. This allows the officers to get to know the students, administrators, and other staff members, as well as the layout of the school. With this information, officers will be more prepared to handle most emergency situations that could occur at the school. Other courses offered by SSAC include the basic and advanced school resource officer (SRO) certification courses, a course on emergency management response in a school setting, what educators sand SROs should know about gangs, school law and liability, school safety leadership and supervision, and understanding the threat of terrorism in today’s schools.
Main Term(s): School security
Index Term(s): Police training ; Training ; School security officers ; Crime in schools ; Public schools ; Schools ; Security training ; Emergency services training ; Police procedures training ; School security officer training ; Patrol Training ; Police training programs ; Foot patrol training ; School Shootings
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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