Law Enforcement & First Responders

Resources for law enforcement and first responders.

Expert Video: School Threat Assessment in Florida

In this video, Dr. Jenn Maeng presents findings from a new technical report on threat assessment. The report examines Florida threat assessment case data from the 2021-2022 school year, highlighting outcomes for over 22,000 cases.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment
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Extreme Risk Protection Orders

In this episode, we discuss Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and their impact on school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

How Student Perceptions of Police Influence Crime Reporting

This video discusses the results of a study on how the relationship between youth and law enforcement officers relates to their willingness to report crime.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Spotlight Discussion: Swatting and Hoax Considerations and Response

In this roundtable discussion, you will hear from a school-based team that has recently dealt with a swatting incident.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Coordination with First Responders
Webinars

School Resource Officer Video Series

This video series helps SROs consider the way students think, how to connect with them, how to break down barriers to communication, and how to become a successful presence in their school.
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TOPICS School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

School and Law Enforcement Partnerships

This self-paced training is designed to help schools and law enforcement agencies discuss what form they want their partnerships to take, and to consider important issues related to these partnerships.
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, School-based Law Enforcement
Self-Paced Trainings

Examples of Anonymous Reporting Systems

Originally the second in a four-part series on Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration, this session considers Anonymous Reporting Systems (ARS) and their impact on school climate.
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TOPICS Notification Technology
Webinars

A Quick Guide to Information Sharing During Threat Reporting & Assessment

This guide brings together resources that explain when to release or withhold student information collected through reporting systems and threat assessment processes.
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, Threat Assessment
Toolkits & Guides

The Next Five Things an SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In an earlier video in our SRO series, you learned the first five things an SRO should do. This last video of the series shares the next five things you should do.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

School and Law Enforcement Partnerships Learning Community

Participants in this multi-session learning community will discuss partnership successes and barriers and learn tools to formalize valuable school safety relationships.
TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, School-based Law Enforcement
Learning Communities

Autism Spectrum Disorder (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In your role as a School Resource Officer (SRO), you can model respect for behavioral differences through the way you support a student with ASD or other developmental conditions. 
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Cultural Differences: Who Knew? (School Resource Officer Video Series)

As a School Resource Officer (SRO), you are vital in bridging cultural differences and creating a climate of inclusion, ultimately making your school a safer and richer place.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Why Aren’t They Telling You? (School Resource Officer Video Series)

In this video, learn more about what goes through a students’ mind when they hear something disturbing but choose not to report it, and the different ways you can remove barriers and build trust between yourself and your students.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

The First Five Things An SRO Should Do (School Resource Officer Video Series)

You’ve been assigned to a school as a new School Resource Officer (SRO). Now what? In this video, learn the first five steps you should take as a new SRO.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

The Teen Brain (School Resource Officer Video Series)

Unlike traditional law enforcement officials, School Resource Officers (SROs) work almost exclusively with young people, so it is crucial they understand how students think and make decisions. But that is no easy task.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Distance Learning, Part 2

The second of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

Crisis Timeline and Law Enforcement

In the second episode of our podcast, our guests describe the parts of the crisis timeline and the role of law enforcement in school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School-based Law Enforcement
Podcasts

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on crime & crime prevention, juveniles, law enforcement, and technology & forensics.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SchoolSafety.gov

SchoolSafety.gov is a clearinghouse of resources related to safe schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SAMHSA.gov

SAMHSA.gov is a Clearinghouse with a broad collection of mental health and substance use programs and practices.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Clearinghouses

StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on identifying and preventing bullying.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate, Social Media
Clearinghouses

NIJ Virtual Conference on School Safety 2021

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently held a virtual conference on school safety, with a focus on “Bridging Research to Practice to Safeguard our Schools.” Recordings from the three-day event are now available.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Webinars

Engaging Collaborators in School Safety Program Planning

Building effective partnerships is a critical step in planning successful and sustainable school safety programs. Join us to learn about practical ways of achieving this. This is part two of a three-part series focused on school safety program planning and implementation.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Webinars