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.



SUSO Train-the-Trainer Webinars


These webinars are a train-the-trainer curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students. The material presented is age-appropriate information on when and how to use the free statewide confidential tip line to report threats of school violence. There will be two courses available; one for elementary students and one for middle school/high school students. The elementary specific presentation focuses on “telling a trusted adult” when someone makes them feel unsafe.  The middle school/high school presentation focuses more on school violence prevention, the use of the tip line application and making a tip. How these presentations can/should be delivered. This presentation is intended to be provided directly to students during school hours. The information can be provided to them during homeroom, study hall or during a general assembly for each individual grade. The training is projected to only take 10-15 minutes of student’s time.


After the completed webinar you will receive a virtual toolkit to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. The virtual toolkit that will include:

  • Ready to deliver curriculum package
  • Ready to print promotional items
  • Letter to parents introducing SUSO
  • Link to the SUSO store
  • A SUSO school fact sheet
  • A SUSO law enforcement agency fact sheet


Date Location Registration Link

Sept-Oct '20


more dates coming soon


Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Course

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment Training will build and expand significantly on the content covered during the prerequisite Basic DTA training. Participants will leave with a concrete understanding of how to find and curate relevant digital information as is typically represented in a real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenario. Major engagement and hands-on practice will take place as participants are assembled into investigative teams and given a mock real-life scenario.


The final practical assignment consists of working collaboratively as a team to navigate the realms of the social media world using both familiar and new techniques to produce a digital baseline report using a template. Participants will receive templates and supplied standard operating procedures to leave with confidence in being able to independently establish a threat makers’ digital baseline and produce a comprehensive report.


Date Location Registration Link
August 17, 2020 webinars Register with your official K-12/LE email address



Virtual Basic Threat Assessment Team Course

(Required by Round 2 of School Safety Grants)


The Basic Threat Assessment Team course is for school administrators, pupil services staff, security personnel and school resource officers (or local law enforcement). This course will explain who should be part of the threat assessment team, the investigative themes important in a school based threat assessment, how to determine the severity of the threat, and how to determine the appropriate response to threatening behavior. Attendees will complete table top exercises and evaluate their own policies. Attendees are encouraged to bring the threat assessment tool used in their school district and their school district's policy regarding threats of violence to the training. This is an eight hour course delivered by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of School Safety staff. Attendance is restricted to school employees and law enforcement officers.


Please review the information below very carefully in order to be prepared for your live webinar.


When you click the registration link for the date you would like to attend, this is for a two hour live webinar.  This live webinar is designed to familiarize you with the Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol using several case studies.  By the end of the two hours, you will have completed a threat assessment.


Once you complete the registration process you will receive a confirmation email that includes links to three recorded webinars that are two hours in length. At least 24 hours prior to your scheduled live webinar, you are required to register for and complete the three two hour recorded webinars.  Do not use the call-in function to view these webinars.  Be sure to register yourself to complete the webinars, and each person must complete the webinars on their own.  The webinar system analytics are how we determine that the recorded webinars were completed by you.  If you do not complete the three recorded webinars in their entirety at least 24 hours in advance, you will not be allowed to complete the live webinar session.

Date Location Registration Link



More dates coming soon



Advanced Threat Assessment Team Course


The Advanced Threat Assessment Team course is a training for school administrators, mental health professionals, security personnel and SRO’s who have already completed the Basic School Threat Assessment Team Course. This course will discuss concepts such as the pathway to violence, the intimacy effect, power/control, and cognitive bias. There will also be discussion regarding violent extremism including white supremacy/nationalism, Nazism, and religious radicalization. A significant portion of this training will be focused on interviewing skills within the context of a threat assessment. This is an eight hour course delivered by Kristen Devitt, M.Ed., CTM, Director of the Office of School Safety at the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Date Location Registration Link
TBD   More dates will be announced

There is no charge for this training. Additional dates are coming soon.



Adolescent Mental Health training

(Required by Round 2 of School Safety Grants)


The Adolescent Mental Health training curriculum was created by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. This 12-hour course includes information on developmentally appropriate behavior vs. mental illness, symptoms of specific diagnosis, trauma informed practices, de-escalation techniques, engaging parents in the process, and a community service provider discussion panel. The Round 2 grant requires recipient schools to send their 10% to this training. Click here for the instructions for signing up for this Adolescent Mental Health through NASRO's website. Attendance is restricted to school employees and law enforcement officers.

Date Location Registration link
August 11-12, 2020 Cudahy (online)


August 11-12 2020 West Bend (online)

August 11-12, 2020 La Crosse (online)

August 12-13, 2020 Holmen (online)


August 17-18, 2020 De Soto (online)


August 17-18, 2020 Shorewood (online)


August 20-21, 2020 Waunakee (online)
August 24-25, 2020 Hudson (online)


September 15-16, 2020 Baraboo (online)
October 5-6, 2020 De Pere (online)

October 7-8, 2020 Green Bay

October 12-13, 2020 New Berlin (online)


October 20-21, 2020 Wisconsin Rapids


November 5-6, 2020 South Milwaukee
November 19-20, 2020 Greendale

There is no charge for this training for the required 10% minimum of school staff attending. Staff in excess of 10% will be billed to the district (but grant funds may be applied to this expense). Additional dates are coming soon.



Mental Health Training Requirements


The Office of School Safety will accept mental health training options that meet all the criteria and processes shown here as satisfying the School Safety Initiative round 2 grant training requirement. The Mental Health Training Form required for non-AMHT courses is available here. If a school is interested in sending more than 10% of their staff to mental health training meeting this requirement, reach out to the Grant Specialist for more information.