Creating a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan
Updated: Feb 15
As we approach the start of the 2020/2021 school year it is important to have our minds on safety and security. The obvious threat at the moment is Covid-19 and the direct impact it will have on the students and school staff. However, with a long period of time from school there will be a heighten risk of targeted violence at schools. Threats increase exponentially after a long break away from the classroom.
One way to address the potential risk is to create a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan. This approach provides the framework for schools to identify, assess and manage students who pose a risk of violence or other harmful behavior.
The eight steps to creating a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan;
Step 1 – Establish a multidisciplinary threat assessment team
Step 2 - Define concerning behaviors
Step 3 - Establish and provide training on a central reporting system
Step 4 – Determine the threshold for law enforcement intervention
Step 5 – Establish threat assessment procedures
Step 6 – Develop risk management options
Step 7 – Create and promote a safe school climate
Step 8 – Provide training for all stakeholders
Black Ops Tactical Consulting provides security consulting for organizations of all types. We provide risk assessments, training as well as physical security for our clients. For more information about how to create a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan or to schedule a consultation to discuss other security needs please contact us at www.blackopstacticalconsulting.com