Safe Havens Selected to Assist the Maine Department of Education in School Security Assessment

The Maine Legislature has directed the Maine Department of Education to examine school security. Safe Havens International feels honored to be selected to assist in the school security assessment project after careful vetting by the Maine Department of Education.  The Safe Havens International team working on this project also been trusted to work on the 2013 White House School Safety Initiative and has completed more than forty school security assessment projects this year.  Safe Havens analysts have also been asked to conduct school security assessments in Nigeria and Kenya as well as in more than 20 states in the past nine months.

Safe Havens analysts will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of education, architecture, homeland security, and public safety officials to help evaluate climate, culture, and emergency preparedness of Maine schools.  Safe Havens analysts have previously assisted with five statewide school security assessment projects.  Safe Havens is the only organization in the nation to have completed more than one state-level school security assessment process.

Like every school security assessment project, each state government school security assessment project has been a learning experience for us.  Working with state department of education, homeland security, and law enforcement officials on such large-scale school security assessment projects has been incredibly insightful to us all.

The selection of Safe Havens International to assist the Maine Department of Education for this impactful school security assessment project speaks volumes of the reputation our analysts have earned.  I am personally grateful to our dedicated team of school security experts.  I am continually inspired by their efforts to make schools safer and more productive places of learning.


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.