Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

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.

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Federal Bureau of Investigations

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.

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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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