The New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Disaster and Terrorism Branch, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is hosting three virtual sessions on comprehensive active shooter incident management for schools, according to an advisory from the NJDOE.

The training is being offered through the United States Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing School Violence Act Grant Program.

The presenter, Steve Crimando, is the director of training for the DTB, and specializes in the application of behavioral sciences in homeland and private security, violence prevention and disaster response. He is frequently called upon to provide insight on violence prevention and response, and he has adapted his presentation about the comprehensive active shooter incident management model for the school community.

The model is designed to help organizations understand the dynamics of a violent event, plan for the full cycle of the event and detect and deter would-be perpetrators by preparing those at risk with necessary information and skills.

Please register for one of the three virtual sessions being offered by clicking on the appropriate link below:

School safety specialists who attend will receive appropriate hours toward certification renewal.

Questions can be directed to OSPEP at or 609-376-3574.