This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program provides resources for severe weather preparedness month, shares information about upcoming drone trainings, and promotes the upcoming virtual classes on digital threat assessment and advanced digital threat assessment.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Severe Weather Preparedness Month

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency's preparedness theme for March is Severe Weather Preparedness. March is when many of us switch gears from worrying about frigid temperatures and snowstorms and begin to prepare for thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes, and other severe weather. As we move closer to Spring, it is important for schools to be prepared for the severe weather that can come with it. The Illinois School and Campus Safety Resource Center website has a variety of resources on severe weather preparedness, including type-specific resources and resources specifically for schools, on the Severe Weather page of the website.
Upcoming Drone Training Through WIU

Drones are quickly becoming one of the most prevalent tools to help first responders and school officials create a safer school environment. Drones can provide vital information when conducting school security assessments, in addition to helping have better situational awareness during drills and exercises as well as during an actual crisis.
The Western Illinois University (WIU) School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and the WIU GIS Center have scheduled two FAA Part 107 training events. Part 107 is an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) certification by the Federal Aviation Administration that is mandatory for practitioners and students to be allowed to use drones and drone related technology in any professional operations in the area of public safety, including natural disasters, emergencies, and search and rescue.
For more information and to register, click here.
Last Chance to Register! Digital Threat Assessment on March 11th via Zoom

This is the last chance to register for the Digital Threat Assessment class on March 11th from 9:30 am-4:00 pm via Zoom. Digital Threat Assessment training will enable participants to establish a framework to better assess all threats by constructing and considering the digital baseline of a threat maker by locating, documenting, and evaluating social media data through a threat assessment lens. A significant portion of the day will be spent engaging in hands-on exercises on the most prevalent social media platforms and associated search applications. For more information and to register, click here.
Upcoming 2022 Classes
K-12 Classes

Digital Threat Assessment

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment
Higher Ed Classes

Digital Threat Assessment

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment
For more information on these and other upcoming classes, contact Laura Black at [email protected] or at 309-298-2646, or click here to see the upcoming events page.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program