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School Safety Audits and Assessments Services

Services include our holistic approach to addressing procedures products and people as they relate to a secure and safe educational environment. This approach will better ensure a consistent District-wide approach to the overall security and safety process.

School Safety Audits and Assessments Specific Services:

We will provide comprehensive physical facility security audits conducted by licensed security professionals. These professionals will utilize proven facility audit tools in reviewing neighborhoods, grounds and recreation areas, external and internal facilities and parking areas. These audits will result in identification of recommendations to address physical security and safety issues as well as recommended priorities so a systematic approach to resolving the deficiencies can be undertaken.

  • An assessment will be conducted of current facility procedures and policies to identify recommendations for enhancement.
  • Specific recommendations in priority order for maintenance and replacement to address critical and important product deficiencies.
  • Schematics and facility drawings will be reviewed to ensure they are up to date and that procedures are in place to make them available to emergency response teams as required.
  • Interviews of targeted staff members to solicit inputs and insights pertaining to security. This can benefit the overall process by enlisting their involvement and participation and in developing future communications to the organization.
  • Access to leadership behavior experts to assist Principals, Vice Principals and targeted leaders to review leadership techniques for enlisting effective participation by staff and getting their active participation in supporting the facility security and safety plan.
  • An assessment will be conducted of current security products by security system expert (door hardware/access control, key, locking systems, security products design and application, ADA compliance, CCTV, alarms, fire systems and security lighting) to ensure proper application, operation and linkage to each other. This assessment will also include development of current product specifications that will help increase future purchasing efficiencies and address best available cost estimates for purchase and installation.
  • Detailed security product assessments with updated specifications for design and placement of security equipment; cost analysis for upgrades, recommendation for enhancement of current security products and systems, operation and annual maintenance requirements.
  • Site based In-Service training for School Administration, Teachers and Staff; and members of the school Emergency Response Team. Our instructors are; POST Certified, FEMA or FBI Trained experts in these areas and have conducted numerous training sessions for youth serving professionals throughout the USA.

Deliverables from our School Safety Audits and Assessments Services:

  • Documentation (pictorial, written and CD ROM) of findings with recommended priorities to address noted deficiencies.
  • Audit findings in both an executive summary and a detailed review with recommended action plans and time lines for effective follow up.
  • Guidelines for Safe Schools and Emergency Management for presentation in binder format including both Administrator and Teacher manuals.
  • Recommended training materials and processes to support plan implementation.
  • Process and plan for conducting security and safety drills to ensure ongoing support and compliance with establish procedures.
  • Security and Safety leadership techniques and processes for targeted principals, vice principals and staff leaders as it pertains to facility security and safety.
  • Presentation materials to be used in communicating with target audiences, as you deem appropriate.
  • An ongoing security and safety plan that can be managed by facility leadership in ensuring an ongoing process. This plan will include a schedule for periodic reviews; milestones and desired metrics to track plan success and areas for enhancement.
  • Presentation of final report.

School Safety Audits and Assessments Optional Services

  • TacticalVR Interactive Virtual Floor Plans for Emergency Planning, Training and Response. Maps, databases and high definition images are merged into a quickly deployable computer based system. Provided to Police, Fire and First Responding Agencies for conducting non invasive security and safety training. Allows First Responders to pre-visualize an operational environment and test response protocols.
  • Customized American School Safety Emergency Response Kits for use in each facility.
  • Customized Emergency Response “Flip Chart “for use in every classroom.

School Security & Safety In-Service Training Projects

General safety and emergency response procedures, planning, policies and practices workshops in the following communities for school administrators and other education leaders, police, fire, medical services, political leaders, and/or Board of Education members:

  1. Madison Public Schools CT
  2. Shoreline Superintendents Association (CT) CT
  3. Groton Public schools CT
  4. East Lyme public Schools CT
  5. Montville/Salem Public Schools CT
  6. New Britain Public Schools CT
  7. Durham/Middlefield Public Schools CT
  8. New London Public Schools CT
  9. East Lyme Public Schools CT
  10. Region 1 Public Schools (NW-CT) CT
  11. Portland Public Schools CT
  12. Middletown Public Schools CT
  13. Bristol Technical Education Center CT
  14. Bullard Havens Regional Vocational Technical School CT
  15. The Archdiocese of Hartford CT
  16. San Diego Unified Police Department CA
  17. San Diego City Schools (Administration) CA

Professional Groups: Guest Speaker(s) (Partial List)

  1. Connecticut Risk Managers Association
  2. Connecticut Inter-local Risk Management Association (CIRMA)
  3. American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  4. Connecticut Chapter / National ASSE

School Safety and Security Professional Experience

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL SAFETY and SECURITY AUDITS & ASSESSMENTS
April, 1998 through August, 2013:

  1. Allgrove Elementary School East Granby, CT
  2. East Granby Middle & High School East Granby, CT
  3. Seymour Elementary School East Granby, CT
  4. Henry James Junior High School Simsbury, CT
  5. Latimer Lane Elementary School Simsbury, CT
  6. Simsbury High School Simsbury, CT
  7. Squadron Line Elementary School Simsbury, CT
  8. Tariffville Elementary School Simsbury, CT
  9. Tootin’ Hills Elementary School Simsbury, CT
  10. North Street Elementary School Windsor Locks, CT
  11. South Elementary School Windsor Locks, CT
  12. Windsor Locks High School Windsor Locks, CT
  13. Windsor Locks Middle School Windsor Locks, CT
  14. Bristol Technical Education Center Bristol, CT
  15. Bullard-Havens Vocational Technical School Bridgeport, CT
  16. Howell Cheney Regional Vocational Technical High School Manchester, CT
  17. H. H. Ellis Vocational Technical School Danielson, CT
  18. E. C. Goodwin Vocational Technical School New Britain, CT
  19. Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School Groton, CT
  20. Warren Fox Kaynor Regional Vocational Technical School Waterbury, CT
  21. Norwich Regional Vocational-Technical School Norwich, CT
  22. Emmett O’Brien Vocational Technical School Ansonia, CT
  23. Platt Regional Vocational-Technical School Milford, CT
  24. Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians Stratford, CT
  25. Eli Whitney Vocational Technical School Hamden, CT
  26. Wilcox Regional Vocational-Technical School Meriden, CT
  27. Windham Vocational Technical School Willimantic, CT
  28. J.M. Wright Regional Vocational-Technical School Stamford, CT
  29. Henry Abbott Technical School Danbury, CT
  30. Cheney Satellite Enfield, CT
  31. Prince Regional Technical School Hartford, CT
  32. Vinal Technical High School Middletown, CT
  33. Oliver Wolcott Technical School Torrington, CT
  34. Morse High School San Diego, CA
  35. San Diego City Schools (M&O Facility) San Diego, CA
  36. Leif Ericson Elementary San Diego, CA
  37. Virgil Brown (County Building) Children Center Cleveland, OH
  38. Greenwich High School (SS&EM Consult), Greenwich, CT
  39. Plainville Community Schools
  40. Plainville High School, Plainville, CT
  41. Middle School of Plainville, Plainville, CT
  42. Linden Street School, Plainville, CT
  43. Wheeler Elementary School, Plainville, CT
  44. Toffolon Elementary School, Plainville, CT
  45. Philips Exeter Academy (SS&EM Consult), Exeter, NH
  46. South Windsor High School
  47. Timothy Edwards Middle School
  48. Eli Terry Elementary School
  49. Philip R. Smith Elementary School
  50. Wapping Elementary School
  51. Orchard Hill Elementary School
  52. Pleasant Valley Elementary Schools
  53. South Windsor Board of Education Offices
  54. Berlin High School
  55. Katherine McGee Middle School
  56. Mary E. Griswold Elementary Schools
  57. Richard D. Hubbard Elementary School
  58. Emma Hart Willard Elementary School
  59. Berlin Boards of Education Offices
  60. The Renbrook School – West Hartford, CT
  61. Columbia School District- H.W. Porter
  62. Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network- The Learning Corridor

Partial List of schools currently utilizing our School Security Evaluation Planning Guide®

  • Hueytown High School, Hueytown, AL
  • Williams Elementary/Technology Middle School, Huntsville, AL
  • Gila Bend Unified School District #24, Gila Bend, AZ
  • Culver City Unified School District, Culver City, CA
  • Anderson Elementary School, Garden Grove, CA
  • Hanford West High School, Hanford, CA
  • Paraclete High School, Lancaster, CA
  • National University, Sacramento, CA
  • Miami/Yoder School, Rush, CO
  • Ashford Public School District, Ashford, CT
  • Berlin, CT – Berlin Public School District, Berlin, CT
  • Bloomfield Public School District, Bloomfield, CT
  • Bristol Public School District, Bristol, CT
  • Canton Public School District, Canton, CT
  • Cheshire Public School District, Cheshire, CT
  • Coventry Public School District, Coventry, CT
  • Danbury Public School District, Danbury, CT
  • Deep River Public School District, Deep River, CT
  • East Granby Public School District, East Granby, CT
  • East Hartford Public School District, East Hartford, CT
  • Charles Barnum School, Groton, CT
  • Fitch High School, Groton, CT
  • Groton Public School District, Groton, CT
  • Luther Middle School District, Groton, CT
  • Hamden Public School District, Hamden, CT
  • Hartford Public School District, Hartford, CT
  • Killingly Public School District, Killingly, CT
  • Ledyard Public Schools, Ledyard, CT
  • Lisbon Public School District, Lisbon, CT
  • Madison Public School District, Madison, CT
  • Manchester Public School District, Manchester, CT
  • Middlebury Public School District, Middlebury, CT
  • Middletown Public School District, Middletown, CT
  • Milford Public School District, Milford, CT
  • Monroe Public School District, Monroe, CT
  • Naugatuck Public School District, Naugatuck, CT
  • New Britain Public School District, New Britain, CT
  • New Canaan Public School District, New Canaan, CT
  • North haven Public School District, North Haven, CT
  • Norwalk Public School District, Norwalk, CT
  • Norwich Public School District, Norwalk, CT
  • Orange Public School District, Orange, CT
  • Oxford Public School District, Oxford, CT
  • Plainville Public School District, Plainville, CT
  • Poquonnock Bridge P.S. District, Poquonnock Bridge, CT
  • Redding Public School District, Redding, CT
  • Regional School District #08, CT
  • Regional School District #13, CT
  • Regional School District #14, CT
  • Regional School District #15, CT
  • Regional School District #16, CT
  • Regional School District #19, CT
  • Salisbury Public School District, Salisbury, CT
  • Simsbury Public School District, Simsbury, CT
  • Southington Public School District, Southington, CT
  • Sprague Public School District, Sprague, CT
  • Torrington Public School District, Torrington, CT
  • West Hartford Public School District, West Hartford, CT
  • Weston Public School District, Weston, CT
  • Windham Public School District, Windham, CT
  • Windsor Locks Public School District, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Woodstock Public School District, Woodstock, CT
  • W. B. Patterson ESS, Washington, DC
  • Sumter County Schools, Bushnell, FL
  • Archdiocese of Miami Department of Schools, Miami Shores, FL
  • Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
  • Williston High School, Williston, FL
  • Georgia Department of Education, Atlanta, GA
  • West Waterloo High School, Waterloo, IA
  • Parrish School, Carbondale, IL
  • Mokena School District 159, Mokena, IL
  • Moline Senior High School, Moline, IL
  • Northbrook Junior High School District #28, Northbrook, IL
  • Community Consolidated School District, Palatine, IL
  • Lawrenceburg Community School Corp., Lawrenceburg, IN
  • Burris Elementary School, Mitchell, IN
  • Christian Center School, South Bend, IN
  • Waukegan School District, Waukegan, IN
  • Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS
  • Smoky Valley Public Schools, Lindsborg, KS
  • East Side Elementary School, Bastrop, LA
  • Narragansett Middle School, Baldwin, MA
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD
  • Baltimore County, Maryland Public Schools, Baltimore, MD
  • Blackduck Public Schools, Blackduck, MN
  • Absarokee Public Schools, Absarokee, MT
  • ST. Mary’s Central High School, Bismarck, ND
  • Four Winds Community School, Ft. Totten, ND
  • Van Holten Primary School, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Berrendo Middle School RISD, Roswell, NM
  • Public School 155, Brooklyn, NY
  • North Syracuse Central School District, North Syracuse, NY
  • Stafford Middle School, Plattsburgh, NY
  • Northwest Local School District, Canal Fulton, OH
  • Oregon City Schools, Cincinnati, OH
  • Saint Patrick School, Cleveland, OH
  • Midview High School, Grafton, OH
  • Beggs Public Schools, Beggs, OK
  • Lawton Public Schools, Lawton, OK
  • Moore West Junior High School, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Discovery Time Preschool & Kindergarten, Inc., Bedford, PA
  • Redbank Valley School District, New Bethlehem, PA
  • Jonesville Elementary School, Yemassee, SC
  • Tyner Academy, Chattanooga, TN
  • Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence, Garland, TX
  • School of Juvenile Justice, Prairie View, TX
  • Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Jericho, VT
  • Vermont State Department of Education, Montpelier, VT
  • Seattle Pacific University, Kent, WA
  • The Kent School, Kent, CT
  • Young Israel, West Hartford, CT
  • Philips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

School Safety Additional Information

Professional Group Memberships:

  • Connecticut Risk Managers Association
  • CIRMA (Connecticut Inter-local Risk Management Assn.)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • Connecticut Chapter/National ASSE
  • ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security)

School Safety Audits and Assessments Information Requests

Additional information, Proposals, Quotations and References are available upon request.

Contact Information

Jennings Smith Associates
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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 604
Canton, Connecticut 06019
Toll-Free: 866-629-3757

Telephone: 860-693-6195

Facsimile: 860-693-3660

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