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Lockdown Drills

1 credit


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In this training, you will learn how to use lockdown drills as part of your comprehensive school safety and emergency preparedness efforts. You will also learn how to conduct lockdown drills in a trauma-informed manner and evaluate them for effectiveness.

A Lockdown Drill Report template and a list of additional resources will be provided to help you apply what you learned in your context.


Superintendents, principals, teachers, mental health professionals, and others working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence program

Learning Objectives

  • Define lockdown drills
  • Determine when lockdown drills should be used
  • Describe key considerations for conducting a lockdown drill
  • Recognize how to conduct lockdown drills in a trauma-informed manner
  • Explain the criteria for assessing lockdown procedures


Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Jaclyn Schildkraut, PhD; Brent Miller, MA, PMP; Carolyn Seiger, MA; Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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