|School and Workplace Violence: Planning and Response Course|
NTOA’s School and Workplace Violence course is designed to assist law enforcement officers and their communities in planning and preparing for active shooter and similar incidents.
During class, public safety agencies will collaborate with the staff of organizations such as schools, churches, hospitals, factories, and other businesses to develop realistic plans, policies, and procedures to counter such threats. We encourage inclusion of public safety staff from fire departments, emergency medical services, and 911/communications services.
The goal of this course is to prepare potential victims to protect themselves until law enforcement officers arrive. Participants from the various groups will learn and work together to ensure that everyone involved is on the same page.
This course is unique in that it is customized to meet the needs of each requesting agency and its community. Class length can range anywhere from one to five days. A two-day class will cover the core topics. Follow-up classes can be arranged to include additional material.
Topics covered in this course include:
• Lessons learned: A review of relevant incidents
A host agency may request that specific types of organizations or facilities be emphasized - for example, law enforcement and K–12 schools.
A law enforcement agency can request that School and Workplace Violence course content be taught in conjunction with the Patrol Response to Active Shooter (PRTAS) course, training officers specifically how to respond to active shooter and similar threats. Combining these courses for law enforcement personnel is an option, not a requirement.
The cost of a class will be determined by its length and the material requested.
Contact NTOA training at 800-279-9127, ext. 2 or email
for more information.