The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools has administered the REMS TA Center to serve two critical functions to support a safe and supportive learning environment for children, faculty, staff, and others. We build the preparedness capacity (including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts) of schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education (IHEs), and their community partners at the local, state, and Federal levels.
The United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and more than 150 offices throughout the United States and abroad. The mission of the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) is to provide guidance on threat assessment and training, both within the Secret Service and to its law enforcement, public safety, and academic partners.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was tasked with gathering Practical advice from experienced school resource officers on how law enforcement, schools, and districts can work together to keep schools safe.
On June 18, 2013, Vice President Biden released new guidelines for school safety that align and build upon years of emergency planning work by the Federal government. This guide incorporates lessons learned from recent incidents, and responds to the needs and concerns voiced by stakeholders following the recent shootings in Newtown, CT.
The purpose of this primer is to provide the design community and school administrators with the basic principles and techniques to make a school safe from terrorist attacks and school shootings and at the same time ensure it is functional and aesthetically pleasing.
The Department of Homeland Security developed a guide designed for first responders in IED and active shooter incidents. The Department of Homeland Security has curated a list of best practices from their years of research on these topics.