School Safety Resources Available from NLECTC

Law enforcement professionals continue to intensify their efforts to make our country’s schools safer. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) System stand behind those professionals, ready to provide access to technology resources and information that will help.

The NLECTC System is striving to provide one-stop access to an extensive list of useful resources. The training materials, computer software, videos and other information resources listed below have been produced by not only NIJ/NLECTC, but by other subject-matter experts in the field. Each listing includes the title, a brief description and a link to the material itself.

Staff will post updates to this online guide frequently, so check back often. For a more comprehensive list of state and federal resources, videos and success stories go to, NLECTC’s award-winning website devoted entirely to school safety. You may also ask questions and get information on a one-on-one basis by sending an email to or by calling (800) 248-2742.

"It Can Happen Here"
Triple Play   “It Can Happen Here” is a documentary designed to inform and compel audiences of school safety stakeholders to prepare for man-made and natural emergencies. This video also provides resources needed to develop a new school safety plan and to assess and improve existing plans through relationship building and technology.

Triple Play School Safety Combo
Triple Play  

Triple Play School Safety Combo

A Critical Incident: What to Do in the First 20 Minutes, School Crime Operations Package (School COP) Version 1.1, May 2001 and School Safety Plan Generator
This CD-ROM contains:

  • A Critical Incident: What to Do in the First 20 Minutes: A 25-minute video produced by the North Carolina Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Center for the Prevention of School Violence.
  • School Crime Operations Package (School COP): A software application for entering, analyzing and mapping incidents that occur in and around schools.
  • School Critical Incident Planning – Generator (SCIP-G): A tool that provides step-by-step guidance for creating a plan, using the most widely accepted law enforcement practices and procedures as the foundation.

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NLECTC is joining the nation as it sharpens its focus on school safety issues affecting  law enforcement and the public safety community. Learn about resources and read success stories here. Check back often for updates. Share your stories with us.

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Stories regarding the topic of "School Safety"

ASU Police Dept. Launches Special Victims Unit
KPHO, (08/27/2015), Lina de Florias

Schools Installing ‘Panic Button’ App
Cleveland County Herald, (08/26/2015)

Keeping Kids Safe: School Camera's Link to Police
WKBW, (08/26/2015), Hannah Buehler

Schools Rely on Social Media for Emergency Communications
GovTechSocial, (08/24/2015), Geoff Fox for the Tampa Tribune

Franklin County Schools to Use Emergency Alert System
Franklin Sun-Journal, (08/19/2015), Donna Perry