Course Description

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Between 2000 and 2016, schools and business account for 65% of all active shooter events with 95% of school shootings being committed by current students. There are many ideas on how to improve school and institutional safety, but only proven best practices should be part of your organization’s comprehensive safety and security plan. A recent independent survey of School Resource Officers found that improved teacher and student safety and threat awareness training as the most important measure required to improve overall school safety. 

No evidence supports arming of teachers makes schools safer. 

Your level of preparedness and ability to make the right decision in just seconds will largely determine your survivability and the innocent lives you are entrusted to protect. Only STOP The Threat will provide you with the life saving knowledge and skill sets required to sustain an active shooter event. Its all about having the right training, the right equipment, and the correct action plan.

Why You Should Attend

Prevention through Empowerment

No other professional development training program empowers individuals to prevent and combat an active shooter incident like STOP The Threat. You will receive the same level of mental health and security expertise afforded to our elected officials, celebrities, and corporate executives. No two events are identical, knowing which options to select can make all the difference. As the nation’s leading authority on school and institutional safety, SSI Guardian has advised state and federal legislators, law enforcement and academic leaders on school safety policy and security best practices.

Attend and You Will Receive

  • Lifetime access to SSI Guardian instructors
  • 0.5 CEUs
  • A Certificate of Training from SSI Guardian and NC State University
  • A networking luncheon

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Attend And You Will Learn

  • Professional security best practices
  • The importance of first responder collaboration
  • Proper emergency operations planning
  • Defining the active shooter threat
  • Characteristics of active shooter events
  • Threat indicators and situational awareness
  • Responding to an irate individual
  • Actions taken during an active shooter event
  • Recovering from an active shooter event
  • Psychological and emotional recovery
  • The importance of planning
  • Proper lockdown protocol

Notes / Additional Information

Meet Your Instructional Team

Peggy Mitchell Clarke, Ph.D.
SSI Guardian Certified Executive Instructor

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist and consultant with almost three decades of combined experience in mental health, higher education, publishing,
and media. She began her professional career as a psychotherapist in a community mental health center. Dr. Clarke served as the Associate Director of Career and Counseling Services at Christopher Newport University where she provided crisis intervention and counseling services. She also taught for 19 years at five different colleges and universities in Virginia and Colorado, including Community College of Aurora. Following the Aurora Theater massacre, Dr. Clarke was brought back to Community College of Aurora in a new capacity as Director of Faculty Professional Development. In collaboration with Campus Security and the college’s Police Academy Director, she was instrumental in developing and facilitating active shooter response and violence prevention training for all faculty and staff. Dr. Clarke is a contributing writer for Denver’s Five Points News, and she is a regular on the “Ask the Experts” segment on Denver’s 9 News Morning Show. She has written and published curriculum, training manuals, and she is also the author of Do Something Different for a Change and Doggie Tales: Lessons on Life, Love, and Loss I Learned from My Dog. Dr. Clarke is the President and CEO of Living Well Press, LLC, a mental health, wellness, and safety consultancy and publishing company. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brown University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. 

Chief Todd Evans
SSI Guardian Certified Executive Instructor

Chief Todd Evans is a law enforcement veteran with more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles. Chief Todd started his career as a School Resource
Officer at Albuquerque Public Schools and since Columbine has become the leading expert in school shootings. He led the Columbine reinvestigation that literally helped change the way that law enforcement trains and responds for school and business shootings. He currently serves as Deputy City Manager with the City of Fountain, CO and formerly served as Chief with The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and was the Chief of Police for the Fountain Police Department from 2010 to 2015. Previously, he held the position of Training Director, EPSO for 600+ employees as well as supervising the Police Training Academy. He is currently involved in the ongoing investigation of the Planned Parenthood shooting.

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