National Association of Secondary School Principals

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student.

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National School Board Association

NSBA is a federation of 49 state associations and the U.S. territory of the Virgin Islands, representing their more than 90,000 school board officials. These local officials govern over 13,600 local school districts serving more than 50 million public school students. Working with and through our state associations, and serving as their Washington, D.C. office, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board governance.

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Facility Security Plan: An Interagenct Security Committee Guide

This ISC Guide aims to provide guidance for organizations in formulating and ultimately implementing an operable and effective Facility Security Plan (FSP). A Facility Security Plan is a critical component of an effective security program. The guidelines contained in this document are based on recognized industry best practices and provide broad recommendations for the protection of Federal facilities and Federal employees, contractors, and visitors within them.

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Security Guidance for Commercial Buildings

The information included in this document identifies potential indicators of terrorist activity, common
vulnerabilities of commercial facilities, potential protective measures, and useful references. We encourage you to use the informational guidelines in this document to consider new and improved ways to enhance the security of your building.

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US Department of Justice: Workplace Violence and Issues with Response

The NCAVC, working with a select group of experts in violence and violent behavior,
and looking at this issue from a law enforcement and behavioral perspective, wanted to
examine issues in prevention, threat assessment and management, crisis management,
critical incident response, research, and legislation. This working group met with members of the NCAVC at a two-day meeting held at the FBI Academy, and it was through
their recommendation that a symposium be held to bring together the many disciplines
and groups who are involved in this issue.

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Secure Community Network

Secure Community Network (SCN), under the leadership of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has been at the forefront of an innovative, collaborative and cooperative national homeland security initiative educating the Jewish community to potential threats, leveraging government and private sector resources to better protect and secure our community, and ensuring that the security concerns of our community continues to remain a top focus of the intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement agencies charged with safeguarding our country and communities from the risk of terror attacks that has become a persistent threat over the past decade.

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Recommended Best Practices for Securing Houses of Worship

The ASIS International Houses of Worship Security Committee, a subcommittee of the Cultural Properties Council, has compiled and documented some recommended practices for safety and security challenges that many HOW face. The committee focused on two areas of HOW safety and security: 1) recommended procedural controls and 2) suggested physical controls. These recommended practices for safety and security controls provide fundamental security protocols and procedures that every HOW can utilize to form a foundation for providing their HOW with a basic security plan.

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Counter Terrorism Protective Security Advice for Places of Worship

This guide is intended to give protective security advice to those who are responsible for
security in places of worship. It is aimed at those places where there may be a risk of a
terrorist attack either because of the nature of the place of worship or the number of people
who congregate in it. The guide seeks to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack and limit the
damage an attack might cause.

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Advising Houses of Worship on a Comprehensive and Balanced Security Plan

To be successful, any crime prevention or security-based intervention must offer spiritual leaders holistic initiatives that enhance the safety of their congregations and protect their houses’ physical assets but do not distract from their ministry. To accomplish this balancing act, agencies must communicate to religious institutions the need to account for the following nine aspects of security: security consciousness, risk assessment, security assessment and evaluation, target hardening, protection of financial assets, youth protection, developing proactive strategies, media response, and ministry protection.

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Gurdwara Security Toolkit

This toolkit includes information on resources and trainings provided by federal and state government agencies to help places of worship, including gurdwaras, minimize the risk of attacks.

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