Beyond the Headlines – Free School Security Webinar

Dr. Sony Shepard pictured using our assessment tool on her Ipad. Photo by Rachel Wilson

Dr. Sony Shepard pictured using our assessment tool on her Ipad. Photo by Rachel Wilson

Requests for School Security Assessments Increasing Again

Unfortunately, I have not had much time to blog for the past couple of months due to an intensive workload and travel schedule. As is typically the case each fall, we have been extremely busy with school security assessments and conference keynotes. Unfortunately, this pace will continue through at least the end of February as we have seen another surge in requests for school security assessments, particularly from independent schools. We also have ten analysts who are working tirelessly on a detailed review of an active shooter incident. This project is consuming massive amounts of time. Though we have a number of critical deadlines for major projects coming up I will make every effort to continue to post helpful blogs as usual.

School Security Webinar

I had the pleasure of delivering a unique web presentation earlier this week. Sponsored by Tyco Integrated Security, this seminar focused on how school officials can look beyond the media headlines to integrate human performance with school safety technology. With more than 120 attendees from across the nation and as far away as Peru, the seminar was well attended with almost every participant staying on live until the end. We had some excellent questions from participants. I asked Tyco Integrated Security if Safe Havens could make the webinar available to our readers for free and they agreed.

Free School Security Webinar and other Free Resources

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About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.