Sources & Methods: The LiveSafe Guide to Early Warning Threat Detection and Reporting For School Safety and Security Programs is LiveSafe's first major research report and guide for K-12 and higher education officials on early warning threat detection and reporting. This report is based on 18 months of interviews with more than a dozen current and former campus law enforcement professionals, former school resource officers, survivors of school shootings, university researchers, and education risk and insurance professionals.
It features an introduction by Mark Sullivan, the 22nd Director of the United States Secret Service, and draws heavily upon an exclusive training session conducted by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center on its latest report, Protecting America’s Schools.
“Our goal was to help educate school officials on the importance of community-sourced risk reporting to the overall threat assessment process,” said Dan Verton, a former intelligence officer and homeland security training consultant.
“After 18 months of interviews with school safety experts, current and former campus law enforcement officers, and the knowledge gained from the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, I believe this paper is an important addition to the national dialogue on school safety and security.”