2019 Colorado Safe Schools summit: Resources for preparedness and security DHS Color Palette Per OPA RGB Colors Use Arial Font For All Text Change Presenter’s Name And Date in Slide Master
Purpose • Recruit force multipliers from throughout education fields to improve school security • Prevention vs. protection • Understand security basics • Ensure awareness of available resources • Preview SchoolSafety.gov • Review preparedness principles • Conduct security and emergency planning steps Fill entire dotted area if using an image. Crop to size. Do not skew or stretch.
Basic Security – No Cost • Share information among all possible sources – know your threats • Create a culture of security awareness throughout the school community • Build a team to write and maintain a Security Plan AND Emergency Plan • Maintain a neat and clean exterior that enforces boundaries and disallows concealment Fill entire dotted area if using an image. Crop to size. Do not skew or stretch.
Basic Security – Low Cost • Make investments that improve physical security over time – Deter, Detect, Delay, Defend • Train and exercise! Fill entire dotted area if using an image. Crop to size. Do not skew or stretch.
Community Resources • Your law enforcement and response agencies (not just your SROs) • Your Emergency Manager • Colorado Information and Analysis Center (CIAC) • Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership • American Red Cross and other non-profits • Colorado School Safety Resource Center (remember to read the newsletter) • DHS! Fill entire dotted area if using an image. Crop to size. Do not skew or stretch.
Self-Guided Resources www.dhs.gov/cisa/hometown-security Fill entire dotted area if using an image. Crop to size. Do not skew or stretch.
Self-Guided Resources School Focused, MS Excel Based Self-Assessment
Cybersecurity Resources www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect
Commission Recommendation Federal School Safety Clearinghouse
Clearinghouse Overview Federal School Safety Clearinghouse Gap Assessment A one-stop, government-wide source designed specifically for academic community users to access actionable information on school security and resilience resources; to identify gaps in knowledge, resources, and technologies; and to recommend best practices. Clearinghouse Components: Resulting In Resource: Interagency Editorial Process Collection & Coordination Awareness & Dissemination School Safety.Gov External Advisory Process
SchoolSafety.gov Discovery Process Federal School Safety Clearinghouse Interviews with stakeholders representing: • Parents • School Safety Practitioners • Psychologists • Counselors • Architects • Teachers • Superintendents/Administrators • District-Level Emergency Managers • School Resource Officers • Principals/Vice Principals Time is limited. Organize resources for schools to make them “easily accessible.” Level of detail matters. Organize resources to help schools “know what to do first” and/or “start with the basics.” Consistency is key. Coordinate and de-conflict resources across federal agencies. Information sharing between practitioners is important.
SchoolSafety.gov User Experience SchoolSafety.Gov User ExperienceFederal School Safety Clearinghouse Federal School Safety Clearinghouse SchoolSafety.Gov General Browse Capability (Casual User/Visitor) Information Sharing Capability (Community User) Foundational Assessment Questionnaire (Basic/Low Knowledge User) Drill Down Advanced Search Functionality (Advanced/High Knowledge User) Gradient Questions on: Designated Staff Emergency Operations Plan Staff Training Student Training Exercises / Drills Threat Assessment Reporting Systems School Climate Assessment Recovery Plans Site Assessment Search/Filter By: Topic Role Audience Resource Type Author Date Search/Filter By: Prevent Protect & Mitigate Respond & Recover Secure portal where validated users share documents and best practices and engage in discussions. Search/Filter By: Emergency Operations Plans Policies and Procedures Trainings, Drills, & Exercises
Security Planning Threat levels Posture changes Identification of critical and vulnerable assets Policies and buy-in Procedures Security management Security “force” Whole community Awareness Notifications
Security Planning • Physical protective measures • Maintenance of current assets • Multi-year approach to improvement • Procedures associated with equipment • Deter, detect, delay, defend • Provisions for review, training, and exercising the plan • *A word about cybersecurity
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