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School Safety Resources

The State Police works with parents, students, and school staff. Our goal is to keep school districts safe and secure. Below are several popular programs and resources offered at no cost by PSP.

Active Shooter Preparedness Training, “Run, Hide, Fight”

PSP offers a classroom-based presentation that prepares individuals for an active shooter situation. The discussion focuses on:
  • different mental strategies and response tactics
  • active shooter statistics, trends, and real incidents
  • the basics of the federally-suggested actions of “Run, Hide, Fight.”
This presentation may be most appropriate for school staff and administration. To schedule a presentation:

Cyberbullying and other Safety Presentations for Students

Community Services Officers offer no-cost training, such as:
  • Cyberbullying
  • Internet/social media safety
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Driver education
Contact your local Community Services Officer in your area to schedule a presentation.

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Team (RVAT)

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Domestic Security Division, administers the RVAT program.  The RVAT program provides:
  • In-depth security vulnerability assessments
  • Recommendations to improve the security posture of any PA public or private facility
RVAT personnel are State Troopers trained on assessment procedures related to:
  • Physical security
  • Explosive effects on structural design
  • Threat analysis
  • Practical target hardening techniques
They are Physical Security Professionals (PSP) certified through ASIS. ASIS is a preeminent organization for security professionals with 38,000 members worldwide.

These free assessments will identify practical steps that can better protect each facility.

Facilities assessed by RVAT include:

  • Schools/Universities
  • Office Buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Utility/Power Plants
  • Malls/Shopping Centers
  • Arenas/Stadiums
  • Amusement Parks
  • Fairgrounds
  • Hotels
  • Courthouses
  • Houses of Worship
  • Bridges/Tunnels
  • Special Events
For more information or to schedule a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment:
  • Contact the PSP RVAT by email
  • Call the PSP Domestic Security Section at 717-346-4085