Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 from 9:00am - 12:00pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)
Lockdown procedures are used to protect building occupants from potential dangers in the building (e.g. threats, intruders) or external threats that may enter the building. Lockdown is the initial physical response to provide a time barrier during an active shooter/intruder event. Lockdown is not a stand-alone defensive strategy. When securing in place, this procedure could involve barricading the door and readying a plan of counter tactics or evacuation should the need arise. It is recognized the unfortunate reality that schools may fall target to those interested in doing harm. The School Safety Center is constantly reevaluating its procedures and options to provide a safe and healthy learning environment to students and staff.
It is recognized there is not a single-procedural plan that could cover all variations of possible emergencies or hostile incidents. Because of this, the procedures proposed are to be considered as a guidelines and best practices. Traditional lockdown procedures should be effective in most situations; however, there may be circumstances where locking down may not be the best option. Decision making factors to consider are; the location of the threat, your location (class room, gymnasium, hallway, etc.), and the number and ages/abilities of the students in your control. In these incidents, staff should be afforded the freedom to utilize the best of the following options in the interest of safety: Locking Down, Evacuating , and Defending Oneself . The three options are not in hierarchal order but are considered free-flowing. They should be constantly reevaluated by individual staff members during the event of an emergency in order to utilize the best and safest option.
Randy Johnson served 32 years as a law enforcement officer in the cities of Roseville and White Bear Lake, MN. He was a command staff officer leading LE Investigation Divisions, Emergency 911 Communication Center Operations, Agency Training Coordination and School Resource Officer Programs. Johnson also served as Public Information Officer (PIO), Emergency Manager, and Emergency Planning Coordinator. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.