School Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
Comprehensive threat and vulnerability assessments are essential to securing your school. Our multidisciplinary approach looks at security from every angle to mitigate risks — from the physical environment to the human element to the role of technology.
Effective security starts with a clear understanding of your vulnerabilities. We can help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses in a wide variety of scenarios. Not only do we bring decades of experience to our assessments, our leading experts can also help you anticipate potential sources of new threats.
Our team will focus on your school’s individual needs and make recommendations that can enhance existing safety features and provide you with options that are based on our onsite findings. We will also highlight the many features and strategies that are already in place that are keeping faculty and staff safe. No matter the focus of your assessment, we apply a time-tested methodology where we:
- Look at current areas of exposure and any past security incidents in order to identify potential vulnerabilities.
- Interview employees and other key individuals for critical insights and information about situations, policies, and procedures.
- Make recommendations and guide you in implementing measures to mitigate any areas of vulnerability to reduce your risk.
- We will provide you with a written report of our findings and recommendations.
These assessments are one of the most effective ways to identify significant gaps in crisis planning before an incident reveals them with chronic plan failure. These gaps are commonly not revealed during traditional school drills, tabletop exercises, functional exercises and full-scale exercises due to the inherent lack of opportunity for independent decision making for these types of drills and exercises. Chronic plan failure has occurred in a number of school organizations after they have expended millions of dollars on preparedness only to have plans with simple gaps that should have been identified.
The Report will include all the data accumulated in our assessment, identified threats and vulnerabilities, how the current physical design or your school, policy, and procedures address these threats. We will provide our recommendations and guide you in implementing measures to mitigate any areas of vulnerability to reduce your risk.
In addition to receiving a detailed report of our findings, we also include an in-person presentation to your organization with the opportunity for questions and answers.
Total Safety Solutions does not sell or recommend any specific security device manufacturer or service. Your organization can rest assured that the findings and recommendations in your report are unbiased.