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Welcome to the Critical Incident Response course
Congratulations on taking the first step in making your school as safe and secure as possible!

How This Course Works

This course consists of required videos, optional readings, downloadable content and quizzes. The course must be completed in order, but you will be able to move freely through sections you have already completed if you wish to review them. You must watch an entire video, the backbone of each lesson, before marking it as completed and moving to the next section. If you close the course, it will save your progress and return you to the where you left off when you return.

The entire course should take approximately 2 hours to complete.

Who We Are

Secure Education Consultants (SEC) is founded by former Secret Service professionals, and our mission is to provide presidential-level protection for your students. 

We are leaders in security consulting and training, and our expertise lies in developing comprehensive safety and security programs for schools. But most importantly we are parents; parents concerned with the safety of our children and children like our around the globe. We treat every child as if they are our own, and when it comes to safety and security, we treat our children like the president. 

Your leader for this course is SEC founder and CEO Jason Russell. While Jason was a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, he also served as the lead instructor at the Law Enforcement Academy and worked on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Jason began his career as a Lansing Police Officer and holds degrees in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University and Criminal Justice and Security Management from Michigan State University.

For more information about our services, including in-person site assessments and tailored trainings, please reach out to your SEC contact or visit our site at

Your Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should have a firm understanding of the primary types of critical incidents, how to prepare yourself and your students, and what to do during a crisis scenario. Specifically, you will learn:

  •  The 4 primary response protocols for the most common and pressing critical incidents
  • Thy physiological responses to expect during an emergency scenario (and how to handle them)
  • Methods to identify threats, both verbal and behavioral, before they become serious
  • The 3 stages to any critical incident response and how to operate effectively in each
  • Best practices for keeping calm and safely handing acts of violence

At the end of the course, you will receive confirmation that you completed the course and are critical incident ready.