School Security Skills for Teachers

Course Description

Schools need a special type of security. Schools protect our children the most valuable thing we have. All school staff must look out for the well-being and safety of the students and each other. Being prepared is the key to being the best safest school.

This program is designed for the school security officer (staff) entry level training, school board members and supervisors in all school departments. Anyone working in a school will benefit from this knowledge. Bus drivers are also good candidates for our program. The School Security Skills Course has proven scientific principles and school security technology that are used in the industry where effectiveness and economics must be measured. Performance, tangible results and success are not optional.  What you learn will work.

Time Needed

  •  14-21 hours this can be a two or three day program depending customization needs of your school.

Course goals

  • Know the importance of having a safe school.
  • Increase awareness and a sense of urgency to respond.
  • Combine the concept of service with safety.
  • Develop teamwork and cooperation.
  • Follow management policy.

Certification Period

  • Annual, Refresher training on techniques and policy recommended.

Training Activities and Topics

  • School Security Principals
  • Service to parents and students
  • Effective Communication
  • Ethics and Legal Concept                                                                   
  • School Security Management
  • Surveillance
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Destructive Student Pranks
  • Emergency situations
  • Equipment / Weapons
  • Systematic detailed planning
  • Lots of interaction and learning from participants

Equipment and Resources Provided by School

  • Classroom area
  • Open space area for hands on exercises
  • Note paper and pens
  • Management representative to discuss policies

Course Manual

           Essential School Security Skills by Fred Behnken

Recommended Related Training for School Professionals

  • Advanced School Security Skills Level II
  • Security Supervisor and Leadership
  • Communication and Behavior
  • Report Writing

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safety training program for educational institutions that will have tangible results.


    Can You Answer The Following?

    1. Tell me three policies that relate to security at your school?
    2. Can the school staff work together effectively to respond to emergency situations?
    3. What are emergency drills practiced at your school?
    4. What kind of formal safety training is given to the students?
    5. What emergency situations are you concerned about?
    6. Can your family respond effectively to dangerous situations off campus?
    7. Have you been threatened by someone who is not a student about a school situation?
    8. What are the neighboring schools safety problems?
    9. What abnormal behavior do you see in your students that could be a safety issue?
    10. How many of your students have been identified as substance abusers?
    11. How many of your students’ parents have been identified as substance abusers?
    12. Describe the level of your student’s health.