Filters & Layers

READY Professional Development Course

2 hour, 4 hour, and 8 hour segments available

Filter out unwanted behaviors by increasing safety layers


Don't trust the lives of your staff and students to only one layer of safety. Instead, lower your vulnerability by creating redundancy (filters and layers) in your security plan.


Participants will learn how to create multiple safety layers and filters that are easy to implement, cost effective, and extremely successful in preventing violence and the opportunity for violence to occur.


Remember, having a safe school is no accident.


    Enhancing school climate while improving school safety

    What are Filters and Layers and How Do They Work?

    Lessons Learned (Homeland Defense, FBI, and Others).

    The Long List of Available Filters and Layers inside a School

    The Best Way to Deny and Delay Access into the Building

    Filtering out the Opportunity, Ability, and Desire for Crime to Occur

    Creating Multiple Safety Layers to Filter out Unwanted Behaviors

    What is CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)?

    Lowering the Risk of Danger by Lowering our Vulnerability to Violence

    Increasing Surveillance, Access Control, and Territorial Reinforcement

    Utilizing Mechanical and Human Security Techniques

    The effects of Space, Lighting, and Color on Human Behavior

    Enhancing School Safety and Security Protocols

What others are saying

Comments from those who have attended this professional development

Don was excellent in how he taught the class.
Security: 23+ years NY
I think it was very interesting, informative & just awesome!
Clerical Staff: 18+ years NY
I wasn't too sure about this, but it was the fastest two and a half hours. Very informative. Left you wanting more!
IT Personnel: 15+ years MA
Excellent training, useful materials, relevant coverage, interactive and informative.
Program Coordinator: 18+ years VA
Worth Attending!
Clerical Staff: 15+ years CT
Great info - opened my eyes
Clerical Staff: 18+ years VA
Other Details
Each participant will receive the following:
Who should attend?

    Offsite coaching in implementing the training concepts and materials

    Student Behavior Checklist & Teacher Safety Journal

    PowerPoints, lesson plans, handouts, and other staff development materials

    Access to the SRO Toolbox & more!

    • Principals/Vice Principals/Deans of Students
    • Superintendents
    • School Resource Officers
    • Threat Assessment Coordinators
    • Police Supervisors
    • Counselors
    • Teachers
    • DARE officers
    • Probation Officers
    • Other critical leaders

This training is available in different lengths of instruction. Please contact our team for pricing options.


Special pricing available upon request for school districts and/or police departments that would like to sponsor the entire training as an in-service or professional development training exclusively for their personnel.


Please contact our team for pricing.


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