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PA State Police

The State Police (PSP) works with parents, students, and school staff. Our goal is to keep school districts safe and secure. Below are several popular programs and resources offered at no cost by PSP.

Active Shooter Preparedness Training, "Run, Hide, Fight"

PSP offers a classroom-based presentation that prepares individuals for an active shooter situation. The discussion focuses on:

  • different mental strategies and response tactics
  • active shooter statistics, trends, and real incidents
  • the basics of the federally-suggested actions of "Run, Hide, Fight."

This presentation may be most appropriate for school staff and administration. To schedule a presentation, contact your local Community Services Office.

Cyberbullying and other Safety Presentations for Students

Community Services Officers offer no-cost training, such as:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Internet/social media safety
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Driver education

Contact your local Community Services Officer in your area to schedule a presentation.

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Team (RVAT)

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Domestic Security Division, administers the RVAT program. The RVAT program provides:

  • In-depth security vulnerability assessments
  • Options for consideration to improve the security posture of PA public or private facilities, excluding residences

RVAT personnel are State Troopers trained on assessment procedures related to:

  • Physical security
  • Explosive effects on structural design
  • Threat analysis
  • Practical target hardening techniques

They are Physical Security Professionals (PSP) certified through ASIS. ASIS is a preeminent organization for security professionals with 34,000 members worldwide.

These free assessments will identify practical steps that can better protect each facility.

Facilities assessed by RVAT include:

  • Schools/Universities
  • Office Buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Utility/Power Plants
  • Malls/Shopping Centers
  • Arenas/Stadiums
  • Amusement Parks
  • Fairgrounds
  • Hotels
  • Courthouses
  • Houses of Worship
  • Bridges/Tunnels
  • Special Events

For more information or to schedule a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment:

Request a trooper to speak at your community event

Community Services Officers (CSO) are committed to informing, educating, and promoting safety in the communities where they live and work. A CSO can create programs and present information on a variety of issues. These programs are designed for various ages:

  • History of the Pennsylvania State Police
  • Active Shooter Preparation
  • Firearms Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • Distracted Driving
  • Social Media & Sexting
  • Social Media Parenting Tips
  • Senior Safety
  • Scams
  • Home & Neighborhood Safety
  • Drug Awareness
  • The Opioid Epidemic
  • Vaping
  • Underage Drinking
  • Teen Driving
  • Bullying
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Coffee With A Cop
  • Camp Cadet
  • Sunny Day Camp
  • Vehicle Displays & Station Tours
  • Child Safety Seat Installations

Schools, public and private organizations, and companies can request a CSO for an event.

Contact your local Community Services Officer for more information.

Additional PA State Police Resources

  • Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Team (RVAT) Brochure (coming soon)
  • PA Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) and Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources Unit (CIKR) Brochure (coming soon)
  • PA State Police Office of Community Engagement (OCE) Handout (coming soon)
  • PA State Police Community Services Officers (CSOs) Handout (coming soon)