Training offered by state group for school crisis incidents

This summer the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of School Safety is offering regional trainings to Wisconsin schools on the Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method to improve crisis response readiness. The procedures taught in this training support standardized, practical, action based response to school incidents.

Attorney General Josh Kaul says “The training helps schools be prepared for crisis response. It’s another example of the important work the Office of School Safety is doing to help keep kids in Wisconsin safe.”

Having a Standard Reunification Method in place helps to alleviate stress during a crisis response and ensures that schools maintain proper chain of custody for every student. It can be used during a variety of crisis responses including fires, floods, tornados, threats, and acts of violence to ensure students are reunified with their parents or guardians.

The training provided by the Office of School Safety is open to all school safety partners. The training lasts one day and consists of both lecture and hands on scenario practice. Wisconsin schools or districts interested in hosting regional training in their area can contact the Office of School Safety to request the free training.