The Mogen Safety Council provides cost effective on-site workshops throughout the US that are geared for administrators, school officials, faculty members, office staff, in-house security personnel and custodians.  Because the workshops are given at your own institution, participants are able to learn in a familiar setting, and where training scenarios are tailored to your facility.  And, of course, by having on-site workshops, your institution will save significantly on travel costs and time. 

On-Site Workshops

Threat Recognition

 

Expensive target hardening measures are of little value unless your staff is trained to identify and respond to a threat. This workshop will greatly increase awareness in recognizing and responding to potential threats involving suspicious visitors, vehicles and objects.   The workshop will focus on understanding the pre-incident indicators of terrorist incidents and other violent attacks through the identification of behavioral patterns and related preparatory conduct.   

 

Active Shooter

 

This workshop focuses on the threat of an armed intruder.  This workshop includes understanding the nature and characteristics of an active shooter; learning what cost-effective measures to implement to mitigate such risks; and how to effectively respond to an active shooter who is in the immediate vicinity of your institution or who has actually gained access to your premises.  The workshop will include practical exercises in effectively implementing an internal and external lockdown, the differences between cover and concealment, and knowing what to do when law enforcement arrives on the scene.

  

Improvised Explosive Device

 

This workshop focuses on the threat posed by an improvised explosive device (IED). This workshop includes understanding the characteristics of an IED and how it may be delivered; learning what procedures to implement to mitigate such risks; and formulating a bomb incident strategy.  

  

Child-Safety Awareness

 

This workshop offers proven suggestions on how to protect your children against an abduction and/or assault.  The workshop is available to both parents and children.

Risk Assessments

A risk assessment helps you to clearly understand the potential risks facing your institution and the extent of your vulnerability to such risks based on your existing security measures.  We conduct both written and oral risk assessments.  A written risk assessment is a requisite for a homeland security grant application.  The risk assessment includes a review of your institution's physical security measures and its policies and procedures as they relate to safety and security.  A walk-through of the facility and its perimeter will also be conducted as part of the assessment.  Subsequently, a detailed written report containing the findings and recommendations will be issued.  An oral assessment is conducted in a similar manner, except that the findings and recommendations are not reduced to a written report.

Security Grant Applications

The US Department of Homeland Security provides millions of dollars in grants each year to non-profit organizations deemed to be at risk of an attack.  Organizations may receive up to a $75,000 award per year for a multitude of target hardening measures including barriers, surveillance camera systems, fencing, distress and intrusion alarm systems, perimeter lighting, magnetometers, blast-resistant receptacles, fortified doors, and package screening equipment.  We will prepare the investment justification (IJ) template and risk assessment, which are the two primary components of the application.  We will also provide guidance on the application process.

Background Investigations

Our pre-employment vetting of prospective employees include criminal background checks, and applicant reference and employment history checks to protect against hiring potentially dangerous and unscrupulous employees.  In addition, our periodic background checks of current employees help to further promote a safe workplace.