Lockdown Drills

In this training, you will learn how to use lockdown drills as part of your comprehensive school safety and emergency preparedness efforts. You will also learn how to conduct lockdown drills in a trauma-informed manner and evaluate them for effectiveness.

A Lockdown Drill Report template and a list of additional resources will be provided to help you apply what you learned in your context.

Learning Objectives

  • Define lockdown drills
  • Determine when lockdown drills should be used
  • Describe key considerations for conducting a lockdown drill
  • Recognize how to conduct lockdown drills in a trauma-informed manner
  • Explain the criteria for assessing lockdown procedures


Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD; Brent Miller, MA, PMP; Carolyn Seiger, MA; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES

In addition to this self-paced training, a Lockdown Drills webinar has been released as a companion to and continuation of the information discussed here.

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1 hr.

Topic Areas

School Drills

Crisis Timeline

Prevention Planning


Mental Health Professionals, School Personnel

Self-Paced Trainings