Safety & Security
The AIU provides public schools with a variety of timely school safety information and workshops and serves as the liaison between the Allegheny County Office of Emergency Services and member schools.
Mandated Threat Assessment Training
Every K-12 public and charter school in Pennsylvania is mandated have threat assessment teams in place. By request, the AIU provides full-day training to identify required members of the team and develop a threat assessment team.
School Safety and Security Site Assessments
This is a comprehensive review of the safety and security of a school building including physical security measures and safety related policy and procedures.
Emergency Operations Plan Development
Pennsylvania schools are required to have an emergency operations plan. By request, the AIU guides public school administrators in building a comprehensive emergency operations plan that takes a multi-hazard approach.
Training and Exercise Development
The AIU works with schools and partner agencies to identify and meet training goals through targeted activities and tabletop exercises designed to test emergency plans.
Incident Management Classes
In partnership with the Allegheny County Office of Emergency Services and Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Center, the AIU offers a variety of school safety related training in virtual and in-person formats.
School Resource Officer Trainings
By request, the AIU works with the National Association of School Resource Officers to provide a variety of training for school resource officers and administrators.
School Safety Role-Alike Meeting
The AIU convenes weekly informal virtual meetings that serve as an update for K-12 school safety matters as well as a valuable networking and information-sharing forum. Quarterly meetings are conducted in a more formal setting with a focus on a particular topic and typically offer a directed training or guest speaker.