Center for Critical Incident Response & Prevention
Center for Critical Incident Response & Prevention
Who We Serve - Colleges and Universities

Training and Services

Man-made and natural disasters can devastate a campus. As universities and colleges face these challenges, they must employ the same tools as municipalities to prevent, plan, and respond to large-scale incidents.

Critical Incidents: Prevention, Planning, and Response for Higher Education


Time Estimate: One day
Audience: Administrators, Campus Security, and Crisis Team Members

Description:
This course will help college personnel, working with their local first responders, to develop a workable plan to effectively handle an active shooter or other man-made or natural disaster events. The course lays a foundation of the principles underlying critical incident planning. The training modules employ a building block approach to provide an overview of assessment processes. Modules include: Vulnerability and Threat Assessment; Introduction to the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS); Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Development; Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Development; Incident Response and Management; and a Tabletop exercise.

College Campus Violence Prevention and Protection Plan


Time Estimate: One day
Audience: Administrators, Campus Security, and Crisis Team Members

Description:
This course will help college personnel, working with their local first responders, to develop a workable plan to effectively handle an active shooter or other man-made or natural disaster events. The course lays a foundation of the principles underlying critical incident planning.

The training modules employ a building block approach to provide an overview of assessment processes. Modules include: Vulnerability and Threat Assessment; Introduction to the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS); Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Development; Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Development; Incident Response and Management; and a Tabletop exercise.

Campus Vulnerability Assessment


Time Estimate: Varies based on size
Audience: College/University Administrators, Critical Incident Response Team members, Campus Security

Description:
A vulnerability assessment defines, identifies, and classifies the baseline of safety measures in place at a college or other entity as it relates to the physical infrastructure. CCIRP security experts’ assessment will include:

  • Screening of the building access control, interior and exterior for baseline security practices.
  • Review of building security
  • Screening of your communication system
  • A review of your reporting procedures
  • An assessment of your Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Assessment of your school’s culture as it relates to training and staff development

Deficiencies and recommendations will be summarized in a finalized report.

Behavioral Intervention Teams I- Best Practices for Higher Education


Time Estimate: One day
Audience: Behavioral Intervention Team members, Administrators, Mental Health practitioners

Description:
Learn how to develop and implement more effective Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) operations. Topics include: the guiding principles and practices of effective threat assessment and management; developing a Behavioral Intervention Team; mental health vs. behavior; legal issues; marketing your BIT; utilizing assessment tools and utilizing campus and community resources.

The course will take BITs to the next level of effectiveness utilizing best practices for higher education.

Behavioral Intervention Teams II- Advanced Training for Higher Education


Time Estimate: One day
Audience: Behavioral Intervention Team members, Administrators, Mental Health practitioners

Description:
This advanced-level course is for those who have completed BIT I or participants who are at an advanced level of knowledge and experience in threat assessment. BIT II uses a case-based/problem-solving approach to various threat assessment issues. Class members utilize the knowledge gained in BIT 1 by solving problems presented in case studies and tabletop exercises generated by instructors and the participants.

Two hours of classroom instruction is followed by five hours of group participation and discussion utilizing case studies and tabletop exercises. Topics include: Understanding Mental and Emotional Disorder and Disturbance; Developmental Pathways; Personality Disorders; Suicide and Associated Myths; Suicide and Self-Harm; and recommended reference material.

Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate


Time Estimate: One Week
Audience: Behavioral Intervention Team members, Administrators, Mental Health practitioners, Campus Security

Description:
The reporting, assessment, management and resolution of violent and disturbing student behavior represents a growing challenge to higher education personnel entrusted with the education and well-being of students.

This week-long training will enable higher education professionals from across a wide range of disciplines with varied responsibilities to conceptualize, create or enhance behavioral intervention strategies that are effective and appropriate for their particular institution in terms of its mission, size, location, resources and student body.

Attendees will obtain 35 hours of continuing education. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate.

Behavioral Intervention Team Audit


Time Estimate: Two days
Audience: Behavioral Intervention Team members

Description:
This service provides an audit of College and University Behavioral Intervention Team operations. Our assessment team will visit your college or university to conduct an assessment of the institution’s safety culture and Behavioral Intervention Team’s effectiveness. The assessment will be based on current best practices. Past cases will be reviewed to determine compliance to best practice protocols. A final report will be reviewed with BIT members.

Reporting Threatening or Self-Injurious Behavior


Time Estimate: Two hours
Audience: All college or university faculty and staff

Description:
This class provides colleges and universities with a tool to utilize when talking to students and staff about the need to pass on concerns about those who demonstrate potentially threatening or self- risk behaviors.

Student and Staff Response to an Active Shooter


Time Estimate: Three hours
Audience: College students, faculty and staff

Description:
This course covers specific actions that can be taken in the event of an active shooter. The curriculum expounds on the concepts explained in the Homeland Security video “Run, Hide, and Fight.” The instruction includes several practical exercises that are intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to better survive and protect others from an active shooter.

Recognizing, Reporting and Responding to Violent Acts


Time Estimate: Four hours
Audience: Faculty, staff, all college or university personnel

Description:
This class provides colleges and universities with an overall approach to preventing and responding to violent acts occurring on college and university campuses. Course instruction includes; recognition of the warning signs of violent behavior, implementing an effective “See it, Say It” program, and students’ and staff’s’ response options should they become involved in an active shooter situation based on Homeland Security’s Run-Hide-Fight recommendations.

Responding to Violence


Time Estimate: Four hours
Audience: College students, faculty and staff

Description:
Learn strategies to prevent and survive a violent attack on a college campus. Topics include: Available Response Options to an Active Shooter; Diffusion of Emotionally Charged Individuals; and Basic Self -Defense Tactics.

The instruction includes practical exercises intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to survive an active shooter as well as basic hands-on self-defense tactics that can be used for protection from a physical attack.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training


Time Estimate: Nine hours
Audience: Students, faculty, staff, administrators, private business

Description:
This nine-hour course in self-defense is designed to teach hands-on techniques and to provide information on risk reduction. RAD is dedicated to teaching women defensive tactics against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense techniques. This course can be delivered in 9- or 15-hour formats. Course modules can be spaced throughout several sessions that will best fit an organization’s needs.

Unarmed Campus Security’s Role in Crisis Events


Time Estimate: One day
Audience: Administrators, Campus Security, Crisis Team Members

Description:
Campus security officers will gain the knowledge and skills to more effectively deal with acts of violence on a college or university campus. Modules include Dealing with the Mentally Ill; Run- Hide-Fight response options to an Active Shooter; Unarmed Security’s Role in Responding to acts of Campus Violence (Assisting First Responders at a Critical Incident); and Response to a Bomb Threat. The day concludes with a tabletop exercise.

Armed Campus Security’s SOLO Response to an Active Shooter


Time Estimate: One day
Audience: Armed Campus Security and Law Enforcement Officers

Description:
This course was developed with the Ohio Police Officers Training Academy (OPOTA) to provide armed campus officers with the knowledge and skills related to making an effective solo response to an Active Shooter.

The training includes a one-hour presentation on the tactics and response considerations in making a solo response to an armed gunman. The one-hour classroom instruction is followed with five hours of practical exercises involving tactics relating to movements through hallways and intersections and clearing hallways, doors, and rooms with stimulus. Airsoft weapons provided to participants are utilized during the practical exercises.