Protecting our schools
Here are resources mentioned during the Crime Prevention in Schools portion of the FCPTI Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Update class.
Is crime increasing or decreasing in our schools? The US Bureau of Justice Statistics published Indicators Of School Crime And Safety, 2013. It is available as a PDF download.
Commercial Security Survey
The standard commercial security survey form can be used as a starting point for conducting a crime prevention review at a school.
A risk vulnerability assessment checklist that is specific to the school setting can be used to supplement the commercial security survey form.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
A CPTED survey can be used to assess the current state of the campus and provide suggestions to improve the utilization of the built environment. The Florida Department of Education published the Florida Safe School Design Guidelines manual that provides numerous CPTED strategies for schools.
Schools can implement a safety and security certification process. The process includes:
- Adopting security standards
- Conducting a self assessment
- File preparation
- Hosting an assessment team to conduct a full assessment
- Conducting mock drills
The broad categories of standards include:
- Administrative Services
- Emergency Management
- Health Services
- Law Enforcement
- School Food Services
- Student Services
- Transportation Services
The resource documents referenced during the class are confidential. They are available to FCPTI class participants on this password-protected page. The password is case-sensitive. (Use all caps.) If you lost your password, please contact me for access.
Run. Hide. Fight.
Several school districts are now using a video produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to instruct their staff and students on how to react to an active shooter incident. The FBI has a transcript and additional links on their Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Incidents page.