Active Shooter Training & Security Consulting for Schools

Helping Today's Faculty Protect Our Future

No student or teacher should have to be scared going to school due to the fear of an active shooter or active assailant. Help your faculty, staff, and students regain their confidence by preparing them with a comprehensive safety program. Our training and consulting programs can be scaled to suit individual schools or entire school districts.  Simply reach out to us for more information.

Preparing Teachers & Protecting Students

Sleep Well Knowing That Your Teachers And Students Are Prepared

We are excited to join you on your noble initiative to protect our children and their educators! Whether you are in the early phases of research or have already refined what you are looking for, we are here to help. We believe that you will notice several things that set us apart from the rest and that will put you at ease when entrusting us with your faculty, staff, and students' well-being.

If you would rather talk on the phone so that you can hear about our company straight from us, please feel free to schedule a call now!

All Our School Offerings At A Glance

Comprehensive Never Felt So Simple

From quick, out of the box online training programs to completely customized outsourced risk management solutions, we have the ability to match your school's needs and deliver against any budget out there.  We need only to hear from you and learn more about your security initiatives to help you win the day.  Below you will find each of our school offerings to consider.

Outsourced Risk Management

Outsourced Risk Management

Every school has to manage risk but not every school needs a full-time Risk Manager on staff. That's where Trident Shield comes in. From policy & procedure development to scalable student/faculty training to active crisis management & recovery, Trident Shield is your partner through it all. 

Security Consulting Services

Security Consulting Services

We offer consulting services to schools and school districts alike. Whether you want an assessment of a new campus's safety and security measures, a revision of your Emergency Action Plan, or some immediate advice during critical incidents, we can create a program specific to your needs and budget.

Comprehensive Online Training Programs

Comprehensive Online Training Programs

Your faculty is busy and pausing operations for large group training can be costly. Our online Active Shooter training programs allow your faculty to learn at their own pace, on their own time, and in their own space. We can even customize the course to fit your school's culture and branding.

Live, Remote Webinars

Live, Remote Webinars

Our webinar training sessions are simply a remote version of our Instructor-Led Seminars. Your team enjoys the same level of interaction with the instructor and benefits from the same Q&A session at the end.

Live, Instructor-Led Seminars

Live, Instructor-Led Seminars

Our highly educational training session will leave you feeling empowered to take charge of school violence and personal safety. Each session will empower your faculty to avoid violence where possible and correctly respond to violence if it happens.

Train The Facilitator Programs

Train The Facilitator Programs

Receive expert guidance to apply Trident Shield's training to your specific school campuses to ensure that your team is properly prepared if violence occurs.  This 2-day, 16 hour course takes our Active Assailant Readiness Training to the next level!

Exceeding Government Standards

Our Training is consistent with or exceeds recommendations of DHS, OSHA, and the FBI as they relate to active assailant training, the education sector and workplace violence prevention programs.

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Seperate Training Programs For Faculty & Students

Online and In-Person Training Designed With Our Audience In Mind

High school aged students are old enough, smart enough, big enough, and mature enough to be part of the solution when it comes to avoiding and responding to violence in the school. That's why we created two distinct training programs: one for faculty and one for students.



A comprehensive active shooter training course on violence in the school environment to train your faculty and staff how to prevent or respond to an attack. Your team will learn to recognize concerning behaviors in a student to head-off potential violence, how to respond in a manner that will keep themselves and their students safer during an attack, and much more.

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Students should not have to rely on the guidance of their teachers during these chaotic events, which is why we developed a version of our school course specifically for them. From being empowered to recognize and act upon warning signs in a peer, to learning how to barricade themselves safely within their classroom, this course provides essential, life-saving information to your students.

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Parent Involvement

We know that this is a highly sensitive topic and that it is natural for parents to be concerned about what their children are being taught. Parents are welcome to attend the live training sessions or to go through our online course prior to their child. For students middle school-aged and younger, we recommend that parents take the training ahead of their child and then share the information as they see fit.

School Safety FAQs

Safer Schools Through Parental Involvement

  • How Do I Know My Child's School Is Safe?

    You can ask your administrators what their plans are for an active assailant event at the school.

    Listen for answers covering prevention, preparation, and response for firearm, vehicle, and edged weapon attacks.

    Response plans need to provide clear guidance on an option to escape, hide, or defend against the attacker. A single option response (i.e. only lockdown) is not good enough.

  • My child’s school’s Active Assailant plan is to lockdown – is that good enough?


    Unfortunately, too many schools are poorly designed for lockdown and lack the proper infrastructure to be effective in a lockdown situation.

  • What can be done about the new trend of attackers using the fire alarm to lure out students?

    Unfortunately, many fire codes conflict with good active assailant tactics and techniques.

    Each school is going to have to have to work with their local Fire Marshal to come up with common sense solutions to this problem.

  • I’ve seen stories about schools arming their students with rocks. Is that really a good option?

    Trident Shield is of the belief that doing something is better than doing nothing.

    However, we do not recommend rock buckets and instead recommend coordinated action as a team with available improvised weapons.

  • How old should my child be before taking Trident Shield's Active Shooter course?

    This varies based on parenting style and the maturity of the child.

    We feel we can safely recommend our current course for high school age children and above.

    However, many parents of middle school children have had their children go through our course with no problems and are very satisfied with the level of preparedness their child now has.

    Are you interested in learning more about our school solutions course? Click here!

  • Will this training scare my child?

    We teach from a place of empowerment and not fear.

    Our training is done in a very specific manner to always show that it is a training environment and not a violent action movie.

    You will see all of our actors and role-players laughing and having a great time while training. This is all done by design to relieve stress off of our audience.

  • What makes you different from other programs?

    Depth of knowledge, Emotional Intelligence and actual step by step actions within each component of Run, Hide, Fight or as we like to say PrepareEscapeHideDefend.

    Learn more about our team of experts here.

  • Do you train Run, Hide, Fight?

    Yes and no.

    We teach a very in-depth step by step version that is very similar to Run Hide Fight but is far more in depth.

    Our students learn exactly what to do to be maximally effective in each step of our Prepare, EscapeHideDefend.

  • Who should take this training?

    All faculty and staff from pre-K through higher education should be trained on how to prevent, prepare, and respond to an active assailant.

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    In addition, we highly recommend that age-appropriate students are also offered this training.

    We suggest high-school and college-aged students, but individual parents can make a choice to offer this training to a younger child if they deem it appropriate.

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    We would recommend checking the registry about once a month at least.  A good registry to use is and it's free.  Simply visit the site, enter any address and view the results surrounding that address.

  • How can I stay connected to information about school safety?

    Our blog and Facebook page are great places to get valuable content that will help keep your child safe!

    If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out.

  • How do I get my child’s school to do quality training?

    As parents, you have tremendous influence on your school administration when petitioning as a large group.

    Rally other parents together to voice your dissatisfaction with the current plans and be prepared to provide researched suggestions of high-quality training providers.

Did We Leave Anything Out? 

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Send us a quick email with your own question, comment, concern, or idea and we'll get back to you!

With Active Shooter Readiness, Don't Settle For 'Check the Box' Alternatives

You Think Professionals Are Expensive? Try Hiring An Amateur.

Your people are scared. They want to know that you have a plan and care enough to invest in training that could someday save their lives. Take action today to address your faculty's concerns. When done correctly, a comprehensive School Violence Program, to include training, policies and procedures, will alleviate the fears of your teachers and strengthen your school's culture immeasurably.


When designing our programs and services, we left no stone unturned when considering how to support a school like yours in implementing a safety initiative. The result of this effort is that we are not your 'check the box' solution. We will never be satisfied with giving you partial answers that only scratch the surface of this issue and leave your educators more confused and scared than they were before we started. The quality and depth of our content reflects that principle. From our implementation guide with suggested language on messaging to your team, to a cultural analysis during our site assessments to ensure we recommend solutions you will actually use, to the deliberate use of emotional intelligence in our training, our goal is to make your program as effective and well-received as possible.

Simply put, we are experts at eliminating fear. Let us take away yours today.

Free Resources To Get You Going!

Download Our Workplace Violence Prevention Checklist

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Download Our Workplace Violence Behavioral Threat Assessment Chart 

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