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Safe and Secure Schools Initiative

Offering over 40 years of qualified experience, keeping schools and communities safe, healthy, and secure.

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"To effect true and sustainable improvement, we cannot simply function as a mere recorder of facts, but rather as both an investigator of cause, and a champion for change."
RJ Boatman

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Services & Supports

An Experienced and Qualified Approach

Social Emotional Learning | Student Mental Heath

SEL: Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for success in school, work, and life. Students with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges, and benefit academically, professionally, and socially.

SMH: Mental health problems can affect many areas of students’ lives, reducing their quality of life, academic achievement, physical health, and negatively impact relationships with friends and family members.

Solutions: SaSS works to improve student SEL and SMH through a facilitation of awareness, education, intervention, and response services.

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Behavioral Threat Assessment | Situational Awareness | Active Intruder

BTA: Behavioral Threat Assessment training and team development provides a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat to students and/or staff, and for providing qualified and effective interventions before a violent incident occurs.

SA: Situational Awareness is the ability to effectively identify, process, and comprehend what is going on around you, and to continuously monitor relevant sources of information regarding any potential hazards.

AI: An active shooter/violent intruder is an individual (or individuals) actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.

Solutions: SaSS builds capacity in all stakeholders to effectively facilitate BTA, SA, and AI through comprehensive training and team development.

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Active Shooter Detection and Alert Systems

SaSS facilitates innovative and highly effective technologies and sensor fusion platforms to identify and geographically locate an active shooter or other violent attacker on campus, and processes immediate, accurate, and real-time alerts to campus personnel and emergency responders, to keep students, staff, and administrators protected and safe.

For over 40 years, RJ Boatman and his teams have been saving and restoring lives. Starting with a two decade career in public safety, and for over twenty years, giving students hope. From turning schools around academically, to working with students who have struggled with mental health, behavior and discipline, to keeping our campuses protected  and safe . Mr. Boatman is a game changer for our children and schools.

Superintendent Jerry Gibson
Galveston Independent School District

Implementation of Professional Public Safety Personnel

SaSS facilitates the development and implementation of public, private, and charter school/district police departments, school resource officer programs, and professional campus-based security programs; to include, Chief Administrator and Command Staff search and recruitment, facilitation of agency applications, development of departmental policies and procedures, on-boarding and training of line staff, and continuous coaching, leadership development, and support.

Contact SaSS

2000 Crawford Street, Suite1850
Houston, Texas 77002


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