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.


Mitigating Trauma in School Safety Drills

Presented by Trish Kilpin, Director of the Office of School Safety

July 26, 2023 9 - 10:30am


School lockdowns and safety drills are important components of safety planning. This 90-minute interactive webinar will provide guidance on factors school administrators and staff must take into account when planning for and conducting drills. Unique considerations within the school environment, including protecting both physical and psychological safety, will be discussed. 


Click to register


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 75 minutes to complete.


Click here to take the course.


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.


Training Date Location Registration Link

May 30, 2023

8am - 4pm

Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School

1 Falcon Crest

Goodman, WI 54125

Registration at full capacity.


July 10, 2023

8am - 4pm

Blackhawk Technical College

6004 S County Rd G

Janesville, WI  53546



August 9, 2023

8am - 4pm

Robert Kupper Learning Center
1310 Townline Road
Tomah, WI  54660

Registration at full capacity.



Critical Incident Response Training 


When critical incidents or crisis events occur in a school, quick access to effective resources that minimize the traumatic impact on students and staff is essential. At the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office of School Safety (OSS) we prioritize the need for prompt, efficient, evidence-based crisis interventions to promote recovery after a crisis event. The OSS has dedicated federal grant funds from the Office of Justice programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program to develop and train participants who will serve as regionally based Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) members. There are 12 regional teams in Wisconsin that align with the 12 CESA regions. The teams are comprised of multidisciplinary volunteers trained in crisis response and intervention. This training will take place regionally and is geared towards participants who have not previously attended the CIR training and are interested in serving as a member of the regional CIRT which they are a part of.  At the conclusion of training, participants will be asked to sign the CIRT Agreement to establish a mutual understanding between OSS and individual CIRT members. 

The purpose of the training is to provide CIRT members the right sized, solutions-oriented approach to crisis response and recovery techniques that “do no harm” and the ability to supplement the resources and support networks that are already in place in our schools. Participants will be expected to attend all 3 days of training which includes the following curriculum:


  • PREPaRE 2 Workshop – NASP/School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training – (16) hours
  • Comprehensive School Safety: Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and Standard Reunification Method (SRM) – (4) hours
  • Community Circling, Care for the Caregiver, CIR Resources and Toolkit – (3) hours


Applications for the CIR training will be reviewed and approved. Priority registration will be given to participants serving in CESA Regions 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 12. Participants will receive an email once the registration is complete. 


  • May 24th – May 26th, 2023, Jackson Police Department, Jackson, WI - CIR Training
  • June 26th – June 28th, 2023, Superior High School, Superior, WI - CIR Training


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.


Training Date Location Registration Link
Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Course

August 10, 2023

8am - 4pm

Onalaska High School

700 Hilltopper Drive, Onalaska, WI 54650


Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Course

August 22, 2023

8am - 4pm

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools District Office 

510 Peach Street

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Course

August 23, 2023

8am - 4pm

Fall River School District

150 Bradley Street

Fall River, WI 53932