Training Opportunities

The Office of School Safety is dedicated to providing training that helps schools deter, prevent, mitigate, and respond to school violence. Our training initiatives are shown below.



Foundations of Targeted Violence Prevention


The goal of this self-paced course is to educate the public on threatening or potentially concerning behaviors and where to report them.  The entire course will take 90 minutes to complete.


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Best Practice Recommendations for School Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) Teams


March 16, 2023, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College  

May 5, 2023,  Waukesha County Technical College


Speak up Speak Out Training and Promotional Package 


The SUSO training video is available to assist the learner to instruct the SUSO age-appropriate training curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students. 


The SUSO promotional toolkit was developed and available to include items such as:

  • SUSO Brochures, Flyers, Push card, and Posters
  • Parent Letter
  • SUSO training best practices
  • SUSO Reimbursement FAQ
  • PowerPoint Presentations for Elementary, Middle, and High School students as well as presenter notes

If you are interested in learning more about the SUSO Training and Promotional Package, please email


Comprehensive School Safety: Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and Standard Reunification Method (SRM) 


In this course, the Office of School Safety (OSS) will present a model of comprehensive school safety and introduce SRP and SRM.  These procedures are practical, action based, responses given to any situation within a school community.  The six specific actions performed after an incident include Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter, and Reunify.  The SRM is utilized to reunite students with parents and guardians after an emergency or crisis.  This training is free.


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Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Training 


The Office of School Safety offers training in Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management.  This course is designed to provide school administrators, school mental health professionals, security personnel and law enforcement with an understanding of why threat assessment is an important part of violence prevention in schools. Topics include the following: how threat assessment fits in the framework of comprehensive school safety, overview of research and findings related to threat assessment, investigative themes and core concepts of threat assessment, key aspects for creating school-based threat assessment teams and process, how to determine the appropriate response to concerning behavior, and potential strategies for threat management. Training will involve lecture, discussion, and tabletop scenarios. This training is free of cost.


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Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Course