Lockdown drills are a practice currently used in 98% of schools nationwide, yet they are conducted with variability in respect to frequency and protocols across states and even districts.

The LEARNS Act requires public schools to conduct annual lockdown drills for a possible threat on campus.

The Advanced School Safety Coordinator Academy is a Train-the-Trainer program designed to help standardize schools’ approaches to conducting lockdown drills while creating opportunities for objective evaluation of these practices and ensure that they are being conducted in a trauma-informed manner.

This FREE training will be presented Friday, August 9, 2024, at the Fayetteville Police Department. Registration is available online.

All materials will be provided and will be available for use in attendees’ own districts and schools. After this course, participants will be able to train their schools/districts with the information learned.

Curriculum Outline

  • Discuss lockdown procedures
  • Explore current research into the effects of lockdown drills on faculty, staff, and students
  • Examine best practices for reducing trauma during drills
  • Collect and analyze data to craft drill reports designed to standardize the assessment of the practices and guide continued emergency preparation efforts using a previously validated evaluation tool

Participants must sign an agreement with the Arkansas Center for School Safety to 1.) provide this training for free and 2.) report all training numbers to CJI.

NOTE: To register for this class, you must have completed the School Safety Coordinator Academy.

QUESTIONS? Contact Mitchell Regnas @ [email protected] or 501.570.8036