Start at the Beginning!

School Safety and Security Assessments provide a great first step in determining your School’s future multi-year Security Management programs. Before implementing new safety programs or attempting to develop a security budget, it’s vital to know what you need to put in place to make your school safer and to reduce crime and liability risks.

Assessments are based on the All Hazards Approach to emergency management. We also fully endorse and utilize the recommendations of the New York State Homeland Security System for Schools, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Education and the National Institute of Justice to develop recommendations for schools.


The following methodologies are used to assess a school’s safety and security programs:
• Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

       - Looking beyond the boundaries of your facility from the ground up
• Infrastructure Examination

      - Blueprints, floor plans and extensive walk-throughs
• Facility Usage Observation

      - Since you, the staff and students use the facility long after the school day is over, we conduct assessments during all these times to make sure we accurately capture how your facility operates. 
• The SARA Problem Solving Model

      - Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment (SARA)
• Interviews

      - Conducted with key individuals

Our assessments are comprehensive and you can have peace of mind knowing that the individual aspects of your Safety and Security programs have been thoroughly analyzed. A detailed and comprehensive written analysis is provided after the audit is complete.

The analysis is based on what we uncovered at your school so actionable recommendations are customized to meet your particular needs. Preliminary floor plans, video surveillance, access control solutions and updated emergency management guidelines can all be included in your audit and analysis.

Covert Investigations is aggressively committed to the advancement of school security into methodology which is universally and fundamentally practiced on a daily basis, not just when a tragedy occurs. Getting started with an assessment is your first step.