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OSC Lunch and Learn Series: Critical Components of a District Safety Assessment

Event Description

OSC can lend expert assistance on a variety of School Safety programs. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 9 am-Noon to learn more about “Critical Components of a District Safety Assessment” presented by Tim Del Vecchio, OSC Consultant for Security Services.

Why Do an Assessment?

  • Identify strengths.
  • Identify vulnerabilities.
  • Identify new and emerging threats.
  • Identify training needs.
  • Identify need for physical security improvements.
  • Prioritize remediation activities.

Benefits of an Assessment

  • Provides a “snap shot” of the current state of play.
  • Provides a platform to build a security strategy.
  • Provides an outside opinion.
  • Provides a support/business case for school security initiatives.
  • May reduce insurance premiums.
  • Reduce possible concerns by school board members and the community.

Assessment Protocol

  • Visit and examine school buildings.
  • Interview relevant staff members.
  • Review training activities.
  • Examine communication capacity.
  • Review existing emergency plans.
  • Review previous emergency tests and safety drills.
  • Attend safety committee meeting.
  • Draft a detailed report with recommendations for improvements.
  • Appear before board or other governing body (upon request).

After the Assessment

  • Promote and Facilitate training (active shooter refreshment, stop the bleed, behavioral assessment)
  • Provide or assist with finding trainers at affordable rates.
  • Assist with networking – connections with schools that have already purchased certain security equipment.
  • Ohio Schools Council bulk buying service.
  • Alerts regarding funding opportunities.


    Event Details

  • Date: 20181213
  • Start Time: 9:00 am
  • End Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: ESC of Cuyahoga County (6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence)