Keeping people and places safe.
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Navy, Army, Marines,

Coast Guard, National Guard

For more than 15 years Standing Stone has helped our clients be safe by understanding the threats they face, how they are vulnerable to those threats and what the consequences would be if an incident occurred.  We use proven analysis and behavioral science techniques to keep people and property safe from harm allowing our clients to focus on their success without fear.  We have successfully worked with schools, universities, businesses and all type of government agencies from rural Native Alaskan Villages to the urban Metropolitan Washington DC Council of Governments.  Our consultants usually have a minimum of 20 years of real world, firsthand experience and just as importantly they have the unique ability to share that experience for the benefit of our clients.  This depth and breadth of experience allows us to provide our clients with solutions tailored to their unique situations. 
It makes all the difference



On July 30, 2014, Ian Thompson will be discussing safe school strategies at the Pennsylvania School Study Council and IU 10's Second Annual School Safety Conference. Heighten your security and safety awareness by attending this gathering of experts in the field of school safety and crisis prevention.The Conference is being held on the Penn State campus at Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Boulevard, State College, PA 16801.

Spring and Summer 2014, Standing Stone is providing Emergency Operations Plan training and follow on support to school districts in Pennsylvania.  The training provides school administrators and other interested stakeholders with the information they need to successfully create or update the school’s Emergency Operations Plan and meet the requirements of Pennsylvania state law. The training is being provided through a grant from the Department of Education and administered through the local Intermediate Units.

Standing Stone consultant Michael Biking has developed Active Shooter training for Small Rural Schools.  This training was developed specifically for active shooter incidents where only one or two officers will be initially responding. Standing Stone is working with Legislators at the National and State level to require the incorporation of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Response Enhanced Design, CPTED-RED, into the new design and/or renovation of our schools.  CPTED-RED is proven to reduce the incidence of crime and other undesirable behaviors, is sustainable and lowers the life cycle costs of a school building.

On May 5, 2014, Lori Thompson presented to the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Annual Spring Women’s Caucus Conference on the topic of Crisis Intervention.  Lori stressed the importance of women taking a leadership role in their school’s emergency planning and response.

Call us today to learn more about these programs and how we can help protect you, your property and your valuable reputation!

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