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Be prepared, not paranoid.

Schools need to be prepared to handle all kinds of situations. Bomb threats, narcotics, gangs, and terrorism to name a few. The schools that are most prepared will fare the best when an incident occurs. We’re here to help you get prepared.

Covert Investigations offers over a dozen Emergency Management Courses. Courses are taught in a classroom setting with interactive web-based material. Participants are encouraged to actively participate and formulate ideas which are germane to their particular school or District.

We also offer classes that are in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5. Presidential Directive-5 requires Federal Departments and Agencies to make the adoption of National Incident Management System (NIMS) by State and Local organizations a condition for federal assistance (grants, contracts and other activities).

• Incident Command System 100 – Introduction to ICS
• Incident Command System 100 – For Schools
• National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Introduction to NIMS

Some of our most popular classes are described below. Contact us for more information about these classes and other offerings.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING IN K-12 EDUCATION

Description: Proactively planning and drilling with the local emergency first responders is discussed in depth as well as the development and implementation of table top exercises

Covers the four phases of Crisis Planning:
• Mitigation
• Preparedness
• Recovery
• Response

Deliverable: Participant will be able to proactively address the many phases of emergency management in the school environment as it pertains to the All Hazards Approach to school safety.
Duration: 8 hours

SECURITY GUARD TRAINING

Description: Participants are trained to be New York State certified Security Guards.
Deliverable: New York State certified Security Guards
Duration: 8 hours

THREAT ASSESSMENT IN THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Description: Provides an in-depth look at the following:
• The threat assessment process in the K-12 environment
• The theory behind the case for developing a threat assessment team
• The need for intelligence sharing and gathering among groups and agencies which typically do not interact or share information
• Accomplishing the threat assessment without violating laws relative to the individual’s right to privacy (based on the model which has been developed and is espoused by the U.S. Secret Service and which has been instrumental in averting incidents and in providing the necessary intervention to children in need)

Deliverable: Participant will understand the threat assessment process and how to apply it to their school or district.
Duration: 4 hours

BOMB THREAT AWARENESS AND MITIGATION FOR EDUCATION

Description: Provides a thorough look at trends in bomb threats in the K-12 environment. Covers how to plan, investigate, address and recover from a bomb threat. Also contains sections on NYS Penal law, law enforcement notifications and the anticipated response of local law enforcement as it pertains to building searches and investigations.
Deliverable: Participant will know the steps necessary to successfully deal with and classify the level of threat.
Duration: 4 hours

LOCAL NARCOTICS TRENDS AND THE GLOBAL IMPACT

Description: Learn how the current climate of opiate addiction in the Long Island area has been evolving over the past ten years and how the evolution, price structure, local and global impact of narcotics trends relates to the local work and educational environment.
Deliverable: Participant will receive suggestions on how to present these issues to staff, employees and students in a realistic approach.
Duration: 4 hours

BASIC FIRST AID, AED AND CPR-RED CROSS CERTIFICATIONS

Description: A classroom and hands on approach to basic first aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED). This class is a certificated instruction and is applicable to the work, home or educational environment.
Deliverable: CPR and AED certification
Duration: 8 hours*
*we also offer the 2 hour annual recertification class.

LOCAL GANG AWARENESS IN THE K-12 ENVIRONMENT

Description: Class takes an in-depth look at gang awareness from the local perspective. Social networking sites have enabled gang members to transcend geographic barriers. Gang graffiti, signs, web sites and methods of recognizing and addressing adolescent gang involvement is discussed.
Deliverable: The establishment of a proactive approach to intervention and development of a partnership with local agencies.
Duration: 2 hours

ACTIVE SHOOTER

Description: Classroom and practical implementation for K-12 environment. In addition to assisting with obtaining certification for US Homeland Security Course, the Instructors coordinate and provide tabletop exercises with Administrators, staff and local first responders. These tabletop scenarios enable the staff to critique and implement their current emergency management plans.
Deliverable: Participants will be able to review and make changes to their current emergency management plans so that plans incorporate emergency management activities in the case of an Active Shooter.
Duration: 8 hours

PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION AND UTILIZATION OF METAL DETECTORS

Description: Focuses on the practical implementation of the metal detector device and also addresses concerns relative to the appearance and utilization of metal detectors in venues previously not considered.
Deliverable: The participant will learn to present, develop procedures and implement successful metal detector programs which will also tactfully address areas of concern for the affected population.
Duration: 2 hours

PREVENTION & PHYSICAL SECURITY-VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS

The vulnerability assessment is a critical tool that provides an in depth analytical assessment of the population and infrastructure. This class is designed for the individual who is responsible for developing or implementing safety and security procedures in the school environment. When the physical security expert is expected to do more with less, it is essential to take an in depth look and analysis prior to implementing strategy.
Deliverable: Participants will be able to assess their environment prior to determining new safety and security procedures.
Duration: 8 hours