Paul Raymond

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HSEM School Emergency Readiness Program Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

The Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is offering a free voluntary physical security assessment of kindergarten through grade 12 schools in NH. This program looks at the physical building and grounds and makes observations and recommendations based on three physical security capabilities: Surveillance Access Control Emergency Alerting Learn more by downloading the HSEM …

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Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Announces: Champions Choose Love (JLCLM) [September 2019]

Modeled after the Choose Love Enrichment Program, Champions Choose Love focuses on the Social Emotional Learning Skills a team leader can utilize to develop self-awareness, strengthen relationships with coaches, teammates and competitors, and develop responsible decision-making skills. There are five lessons, including the introduction, that take approximately 20 minutes each to complete. The lessons focus …

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School Safety Recommendations for Hard Corners (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

“Hard corners are areas in classrooms where students and teachers would not be visible from hallways, windows or door openings.” Hard corners “are areas located at an angle that would prevent anyone firing a gun through the classroom door from hitting anyone.” Learn more about Hard Corners by downloading the School Safety Recommendations for Hard …

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Access Control and Secure Vestibule Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

“Effective access control requires that entry to and from a building be controlled.” According to Spicer’s Campus Safety article 11 Components of a Secure School Front Entrance. “Efforts to prevent forced entry and trespass are compromised if secondary points of entry or fire doors are unsecure or easily defeated and not seen.” Read more about …

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Exterior Access Control Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

Preventing unauthorized persons from entering a school facility is vital to protecting those in the school. This flier includes information on electronic access controls, security features and exterior hardware. Download the Exterior Access Control flier.

School Resource Officer Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

School Resource Officers are proactive school-based law enforcement officers who rely on positive relationships between officers and students. These relationships build trust between SROs and the student body, reduces school safety issues, and promotes perceptions of safety. Learn more about what an SRO is and the role they play on this informational document provided by …

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New Hampshire School Safety Construction Planning & Design Guide (NHFMO) [August 2019]

This guide is a result of recommendations made by New Hampshire’s School Safety Preparedness Task Force. The group was formed in 2018 to further Governor Christopher Sununu’s goal of making New Hampshire’s schools the safest they can be while fostering growth and education. Information within this stand-alone School Safety Construction Planning & Design Guide specifically …

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Reminder for Schools: Emergency Operations Plans due September 1st

For Schools: Emergency Operations Plans are due September 1st each year. Please submit your EOP via the online portal: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=6320.  If you have questions about the plan itself, please contact your school readiness coordinator at: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=1262

Cyber Safety for Students (US DHS) [August 2019]

From US DHS: As summer break ends, many students will return to school with mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Although these devices can help students complete schoolwork and stay in touch with family and friends, there are risks associated with using them. However, there are simple steps that can help students …

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When the Shooting Stops: Recovery from Active-Shooter Events for K-12 Schools (CHDS Master’s Thesis) [December 2017]

Recommended by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission Lead Investigator, Sgt. John Suess. From the thesis abstract: “Since Columbine, untold resources and planning efforts have been dedicated to active-shooter response by schools and public safety officials. Perhaps this is as it should be, but the almost exclusive focus on response has come at the …

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