School Violence & the Active Shooter

PSTI is a DHS (Department Homeland Security) Training Vendor


This 4 hour course is designed for school administrators, faculty and staff, with responsibilities for Emergency Preparedness and Response, to address the threat of an active shooter and other violent critical incidents on school and college campuses. We highly encourage attending with local law enforcement stakeholders.

It is a fact that the actions of school faculty during a critical incident will save more lives than emergency first responders. Statistically, once a shooting starts a life is taken every 15 seconds. It is imperative that school faculty act quickly when implementing a response to school violence.

During this course, attendees will receive informative presentations on the history and dynamics of school shootings, Awareness - Preparation & Response tactics for educators and staff, behaviors of concern & reporting strategies, defensive classroom mindset and the law enforcement response.




Host Organizations:

This course can be hosted by any county, city or private school organization. To obtain a training quote, contact

SF Bay Area Organizations: This course can be hosted/attended FREE when funded by the Bay Area UASI (DHS) Grant Program. Contact Capt. Brian Ballard (Ret.) at the Alameda County Sheriff's BAUASI Office via email for more information:

Pre-requisite: When funded by BAUASI, attendees must be school or law enforcement employees within the twelve-county Bay Area UASI Region which includes the counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey and San Francisco.

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