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Educational Institutions

Threat Suppression has a long history of providing specialized training for schools, ranging for pre-kindergarten to Ivy-League universities. Our staff are recognized as leaders in school safety and security by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the Department of Defense. We have been awarded numerous sole-source contracts for school safety and security training because of the unique capabilities that our company provides.

Our staff consists of veteran law enforcement officers, university professors, career fire service officers, paramedics, physicians, intelligence analysts, and school safety experts. We have provided consulting and training for Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Virginia, Jackson College, Delta College, and many others. We have provided consulting and training for major school districts and non-standard educational institutions, such as the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. In addition, we have provided school safety and security training to the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. District Attorney's Office, and the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Our staff bring a wealth of experience to the company. One of our employees was the Director of Emergency Services for the nation’s third largest community college system, with multiple campuses, thousands of employees, and hundreds of thousands of students. He now is the Director of Emergency Management for the nation's second largest private university. Another of our employees served as the President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. His position as President began shortly after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. As President, he led several high-level initiatives to increase campus safety and security throughout the world. Several other employees have extensive experience in creating comprehensive safety and security policies and procedures for large school districts.

We have provided site security analyses for multiple school districts, colleges, and universities. Our security analyses have uncovered numerous critical life-threatening faults within the systems. Our security analysis has also helped educational systems prioritize safety and security projects. In addition, our security analysis has helped multiple educational systems obtain additional funding for school safety and security.

Threat Suppression has updated existing emergency operations plans, and created comprehensive safety and security protocols that are compliant with county, state, and federal academic laws and regulations. We have worked with multiple school districts and educational institutions to provide comprehensive review and creation of key safety and security procedures. In addition, our staff have provided executive leadership and general staff training on the new procedures.

Threat Suppression is recognized as an international leader in school safety and security consulting because of the extensive research we have conducted, the “real world” experience of our staff, and the dynamic speaking ability of our presenters. Our school active shooter training has been credited with preventing five school shootings events and helping to successfully mitigate two school shooting events. In the last two years alone, we have trained more than 60,000 public safety providers and school staff on active shooter response.

We have also provided individual crisis response management for several school districts that have experienced a major event. Our staff are able to respond on-site within hours and provide guidance and support for the duration of the recovery operations. We are also one of the only companies in the United States that provides training for school bus drivers on critical event response, including hostile perpetrators on the bus and hostile perpetrators that attempt to board a bus.

Below outlines some of our most requested school security services:


All of our services are very competitively priced. We do not use a “cookie cutter” approach to school safety and security. We recognize that each school presents unique challenges. To obtain more information about our services, please call    1-800-231-9106 or email

"Threat Suppression leads the nation as experts in school shooting prevention, mitigation, and recovery."

-South Carolina School Board Insurance Trust

"Within two weeks of training our county's 2,000 school employees, the training was directly credited with stopping two imminent attacks against schools in our county. Without the training, the attacks would have happened."

-Sean Grisba
Undersheriff for the Kay County Sheriff's Department

"Threat Suppression staff truly understand the active shooter threat at schools. As the Superintendent of Newtown Public Schools following the Sandy Hook shooting, I can say that this training is brilliant and impeccably eloquent."

-Dr. Joseph Erardi

Superintendent of Newtown Public Schools, 2013-2018

"This is the best school active shooter class that I have ever seen. I just attended the FBI's two-day active shooter conference and I learned much more in the first 90 minutes from this presentation than I did in two days at the FBI conference."

-Frank Bledsoe

Director of Campus Safety and Security, Central Carolina Community College

"This presentation brought everything together in a concise, thoroughly documented, and well-articulated presentation. I absolutely loved the course and the ideas presented."

-Craig Reeves

Principal, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, MO

"I have never had a speaker truly keep my attention on any subject for eight hours. Your lecture was beyond captivating."

-Calvin Shackelford

District Emergency Manager, Richmond (VA) City

Public Schools

"In the 25 years that I served in the U.S. Air Force and eight years as a police officer, I've never sat through a presentation so riveting. The content and delivery were both incredibly moving."

-Major Phil Haldaman, USAF (ret)

Director of Buildings, Grounds and Transportation,

Charlevoix-Emmet School District (Petoskey, MI)

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