Category: Planning

The Task Force identified the following critical planning areas in school safety: school assessments and reassessments; reunification planning; schools as polling places; predetermined responses; emergency go-kits; and technology. This section provides resources in those planning areas.

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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School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

According to the U.S. Department of Education (REMSTA), “Election days may present a security challenge for schools and school districts because many designated polling places are on school grounds. Therefore, on election days, some school districts may cancel school or designate the day for teacher professional development”. The decision to close a school or remain …

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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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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 secure portal: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=3910.  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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Primary and Secondary School First Responders Toolbox (NCTC, DHS, FBI) [June 2019]

Unclassified resources provided by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), U.S. Department of Homeland Securty (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This first-responder reference aid is intended to promote coordination among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government authorities and private sector security officials in deterring, preventing, and responding to …

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Schools as Polling Places (REMS) [May 2019]

NH HSEM contacted the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center regarding nationwide information for schools being used as an election polling location. Attached is their response.

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Indicators of School Crime & Safety: 2018 (IES) [April 2019]

This report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying and electronic bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes …

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Testing Recommendations for Emergency Communications Technologies (NH DESC) [March 2019]

This document was written by the NH Division of Emergency Services & Communications to assist organizations with understanding recommendations for communications technologies.

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