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Predator Awareness Training

Predator Awareness Training

 

Mission Statement

Spot trouble on the horizon. Our job is to help you spot trouble minutes, hours, days, or months ahead of trouble being carried out.

1. We will do a predator perch assessment – We will review all schools within the school district, create maps of all school locations which will identify discreet/covert and overt predator vantage points from outside the school, not inside.

2. We will examine the immediate routes that children take home, while walking or on bikes and identify trouble areas. Cutting through parks, alleys etc.

3. We will provide a brief overview on how surveillance operates, terminology, what a bad guy will use to divert unwanted interaction from authority figures, etc.

  • a. Progressive static surveillance
  • b. Progressive surveillance
  • c. Lookout perch surveillance
  • d. Intelligence gathering/ patience, one grain of sand at a time philosophy
  • e. Soft target vs. hard target
  • f. Some surveillance terminology
  • g. Surveillance cover stories, what they may use
  • h. The importance of area knowledge to the bad guy
  • i. Individual vs. team concept surveillances
  • j. A method of reporting and communicating results
  • k. Storage for information collection
  • l. Create an information coordinator position reporting officer (don't want everyone call ISD PD)

4. Every employee can be surveillance specialists, eyes for the school

  • a. We will detail how all employees can help protect the children and school by paying close attention to minute details.
  • b. In order to help, ISD employees need to know what and where to look
  • c. We will give as many examples as possible of questionable behaviors to look for
  • d. 99% of predators and attackers do not want to be observed while observing and assessing you
  • e. We will also examine employee habits and patterns which may educate the intruders to school security weaknesses.

5. How can you help

  • a. We don't need vigilantes.
  • b. Develop skills in awareness.
  • c. The first step is to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • d. Why it is extremely important what you observe when you come to work.
  • e. Why it is just as important what you observe when you leave the school grounds.
  • f. Why it is just as important when you are outside at recess, gym or PE class. Not just the immediate area but some distance away. This may seem like added work but it only takes seconds once you put it into practice.
  • g. Know what's normal in your neighborhood/school area then you’ll easily recognize what’s abnormal.

6. We will educate the ISD employees on the type of information they should collect and in what order

  • a. License Plate
  • b. Personal Description
  • c. Vehicle Description
  • d. Location of incident
  • e. Times
  • f. Frequency and reasons for suspicion
  • g. And more

Remember, we do not want to harass neighbors and parents but if someone is suspicious there's nothing wrong with collecting information.

7. Terrorist groups and criminals will always try to figure a way to beat a security net. This will not change or go away. All we can do is create ways to fend it off and protect ourselves the best way we can. And that means being pro-active in your protection and continually evolve your security methodology.
- We realize local Police Departments and School Police Departments will have their protocols and that is not our mission, to judge that or to change that. Our mission is to develop awareness which in turn may help the ISD prevent a tragedy.
- We are open to customize this program to meet needs that we may have missed.

Surveillance Specialty Group

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Why does my school need Predator Awareness assessment and training?
- Predator Awareness is an added tool that will make schools, students, and staff more secure by creating hundreds of observers instead of re-actionists. Some ideas on school safety are to build bigger walls, add more locks, and better armed staff. While these measures can better secure a school, our most important mission is to educate the young children who will become America's future. We don't want it to be a future where they were educated in fortress.

2. How will your training help?
- We will determine likely predator perches surrounding all of your schools and facilities. We will train your employees on whereto observe predators, what to look for, how to differentiate between stranger, suspect and problems. We will work with your staff on the best procedure for disseminating gathered information.

3. Will this mean added work for the overburdened staff?
- No! Your employees are already suspicious of strangers and stressed about safety. We will take the time already spent on these nervous observations and the energy wasted on stress to provide quick, useful exercises that will help gather valuable and organized information for your safety.

4. Will it cost additional annual funding for new procedures or staff?
- No. This is a one-time assessment of vulnerabilities, covert locations, and informing your staff.

5. Can this interfere with the ISD or local police?
- No. We are not here to re-evaluate emergency procedures or teach hostage response; we are here to better assist the staff to observe trouble before it occurs.

6. Will this create hundreds of busy bodies that flood the police with needless calls?
- No. We will educate the staff on levels of suspicion and procedures for response.

7. What are the qualifications of the SSG?
- Our prior work experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as members of the Special Surveillance Group,we performed surveillances on foreign intelligence, terrorism and drug targets. We conducted surveillances in and around schools, colleges, secure jobsite, and military bases without disruption from the facilities. Our group also includes former Sheriff Deputies and district attorney investigators who have a wide experience level with dealing with and arresting predators.

Training Courses

SURVEILLANCE SPECIALTY GROUP - SURVEILLANCE TRAINING ACADEMY

Class Hours - Level I

8 Hour Basic Surveillance Training “Unclassified”
  • BASIC SURVEILLANCE TRAINING
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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Class Hours - Level II

24 Hour Intermediate Surveillance Training “Unclassified”
  • COVERT PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE LEVEL II
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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Class Hours - Level III

40 Hour Advanced Surveillance Techniques “Unclassified”
  • ADVANCED SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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Class Hours - Level IV

24 Hour Intermediate Surveillance Training “Unclassified”
  • 24 HOUR SURVEILLANCE DETECTION (SD) AND KIDNAP AWARENESS TRAINING
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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