U.S. Secret Services National Threat Assessment Center

U.S. Secret Services National Threat Assessment Center: is a section of the United States Secret Service, a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and more than 150 offices throughout the United States and abroad. Established in 1865 solely to suppress the counterfeiting of U.S. currency, today the Secret Service is mandated by Congress to carry out the integrated missions of protection and investigations.

On March 1, 2003, the Secret Service was transferred from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security.  Recognized for its central role in the protection of the nation’s leaders and the financial and critical infrastructure of the United States, the Secret Service contributes to the Department of Homeland Security’s common mission of protecting the American people from harm.

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In July 2018, NTAC published An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence. The brief for this report can be found at:

This center also published in February 2018, a Making School Safer quick reference guide that can be found at:

Transportation Security Administration

Transportation Security Administration: within the surface transportation systems, TSA’s primary security focus is in oversight, cooperation, and regulation. TSA works collaboratively with surface transportation operators, local, state and federal security partners to ensure appropriate security postures are employed. Along with industry partners, TSA safeguards all four general modes of land-based transportation: mass transit, freight rail, highway motor carrier and pipeline; and supports in maritime security efforts.

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Highway and Motor Coach Security training courses and material include a focus on school buses. The link can be found here: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/surface-transportation#quickset-surface_transportation__1

Secure Schools Alliance

Secure Schools Alliance: is a 501c3 organization aimed at providing and assisting educators, parents, and policymakers with research and education related to the safety and security of America’s educational infrastructure.

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Secure Schools Alliance has conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation related to all aspects of school safety and security. Their database breaks down each state’s work into quick reference bullet points: https://secureschoolresources.org/

School Safety Info.Org

School Safety Info.Org: is dedicated to school safety news, information and technology, and related print and electronic publications on school safety. This website is provided by the Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC), a program of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice.

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Find resources from organizations and nonprofits that offer school safety services arranged in key areas: Prepare, Respond and Recover here: https://www.schoolsafetyinfo.org/resources/resources-index.html