Defenbaugh & Associates Inc.


Keeping people and facilities safe in school and college environments is not just a matter of spending money on cameras, alarms, electronic locks, and security officers. The most expensive solution is not always the best solution, and figuring out how to spend the right amount of resources on the right things is not as easy as it sounds. All too often, college and school administrators learn the hard way that poor choices can create more issues than they solve. Join us to find out:

  • How to create a secure environment on an open school or college campus
  • Why many organizations make security improvement decisions backwards
  • The most common security management errors – and how to avoid them.
  • Why emergency plans often fall apart during real incidents
  • How to reliably and cost effectively deliver the results you want


This seminar is designed for:

  • College and school district administrators, principals, and assistant principals
  • College and school district police chiefs, administrators, and supervisors
  • Security directors, managers and security officer supervisors

How to:

  • Design a well organized, understandable, and defensible security plan
  • Identify assets that require protection in school and college environments (they're not all as obvious as one might think)
  • Identify the potential threats to those assets
  • Quantify the risks to those assets (the likelihood that a threat will turn into an incident)
  • Establish mitigation priorities and metrics for measuring results
  • Conduct audits and reevaluate the organization's protective posture in a planned and organized fashion
  • Implement plans proactively instead of reactively
  • Recognize potential loss and violence situations
  • Balance nurturing and protection of troubled students
  • Understand the limits of preventive efforts and why they don't always work
  • Sending the right message - your signage may not say what you think it does
  • Regulatory issues that affect the operation of volunteer security teams
  • How people really behave in emergencies
  • Why effective deterrence to violence is possible
  • Why calling 911 is an element - not a plan
  • The realities of police and EMS response
  • The casualty calculator—how many casualties can you expect with your current plan?
  • Response options: what works—and how well
  • How to protect people exposed to violence when escape isn't possible
  • How to secure shelter in rooms that don't lock
  • Designing policies, procedures, and staff training to deter incidents, manage those that occur effectively - and save lives


To get started, complete the Contact Us form with your information. We'll work with you to put the details together. If your organization would like to host a seminar open to others, free seats will be made available for some of your people. If you're interested in this option, please include this information with your contact data.

phone 214-674-6660
fax 214-276-1775
Defenbaugh & Associates, Inc.
Courthouse Square - 201 W. Mulberry St.
Kaufman, TX 75142
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