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School Violence
Dispatcher Terrorism Preparation/Response

Summary: This eight-hour course provides information on the types of individuals or groups that commit violence in schools The use of this information  will lead to better contingency planning by law enforcement, communication centers, EMS, school, government officials and community to prevent incidents of violence, and better respond to them when they occur, to apprehend the perpetrator, control, evacuate, recover and minimize injuries during this criminal event and protect our most important valuable resource, our children. The Dispatcher assumes a critical role in handling these incidents to save lives and for the completion of a successful criminal investigation. This is why you should attend this timely seminar.

Your Instructor: Sgt. Michael Wargo (Ret), previously Illinois State Police representative to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in Chicago, and presented by KEBCOR.COM.

Course Content: Students will be given instruction, case studies and a topical outline on each of the following areas:

School Violence Overview
Identification of factors involved that can lead to school violence. Observation and analysis of as well as proper interpretation of school violence information that will be provided. Discussion of responsibilities of who is really  involved in the problem.

Threats from Within
Through a lecture and discussion session, students will outline the commonalities of the school shooter, list characteristics and identify the factors precipitating school place violence. Students will develop lists of ways to intervene before these violent precursors reach critical mass.

Threats from Outside

Terrorism and School Violence
Through a lecture and discussion session, students will identify the different types of terrorists. They will outline reasons schools are targeted by terrorists, and discuss ways to secure information on terrorists to minimize threats and criminal acts. They will list and discuss things terrorists will know about the target, children  and responders. They will be provided a checklist to identify tactics, techniques and procedures that can be utilized to identify, detain, apprehend and stop a homicide bomber.

Importance of Dispatcher Personnel
Through a lecture, case studies and discussion, students will identify the critical information needed on schools in their area prior to an incident. They will outline the important procedures and notifications to adhere to once an incident starts. They will list the specific information needed, and ascertain and broadcast who is the Incident Commander. They will identify the elements of a rapid response to ensure control, rescue, recovery, evacuation and minimization of injuries. They will discuss their policies of dealing with school administration, parents and the media. 

And MORE . . . . 

Who Should Attend: As terrorism in our schools is a threat to everyday life, there is a need to have a better understanding of these incidents, as well as preventative methods and have response and recovery procedures in place in the event of an incident. To keep your agency up to date in this critical area . . .
  You Should Attend!
This course complements our one day seminar for Law Enforcement: " Law Enforcement Terrorism Preparation and Response for School Violence"  (click for details) Both Seminars can be presented on consecutive days to update, keep current and coordinate activities of the First Responders and the Communication Center should such an incident occur.

Additional suggested programs: 

Dispatcher Performance Enhancement - The Power to Change

Wellness - Stress Management

Hostage Negotiation/Suicide Intervention for Telecommunicators

Critical Incident Communication for Dispatchers

Coping With Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Suicide Recognition and Intervention for Dispatchers

Crisis Call Taking
   

This page last updated: 23 Jan 2014