School Violence: Incident Prevention and Response Workshop

To create the safest possible environment for every student, every teacher, every school official and every visitor in our communities’ schools. New Free Training Opportunity for K-12 School Districts in New York State are available.

The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and State Police have partnered to develop a workshop for K-12 schools and districts in NYS titled School Violence: Incident Prevention and Response.

The workshop may be delivered in 1-3 hours and is intended for school staff, including superintendents, principals, and other administrative staff, teachers, coaches, bus drivers, cafeteria and custodial staff, and others. 

The Workshop focuses on the prevention of incidents of school violence with an emphasis on the importance of school climate and the use of threat assessment and how to respond to acts of school violence.

To request through DHSES, please email the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) at; to request through the State Police, please email the School and Community Outreach Coordinator (SCOC) in your area, contact information is available here: School and Community Outreach Unit