Keeping people and places safe.
Security for

Schools &


Security for


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 September 30, 2014, Ian Thompson will be discussing safety planning and athletics at the Academics & Athletics Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania School Study Council and the PSADA. Ian will discuss security and safety at athletic events. The Conference is being held at BJC, enter at the Founders Room. 

Fall 2014, Standing Stone is offer Emergency Operations Plan reviews and reorganization and follow on support to school districts in Pennsylvania.  Standing Stone will review and reorganize your current EOP so that it meets State (PEMA) and Federal (FEMA) safe schools planning requirements. Our consultants will identify items from the existing plan for inclusion in the updated EOP, recommend areas that need improvement and then review withe Plan with the District.

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.

Are you building or renovating a school? Standing Stone can work with the District and the Design Team to insure the security for the school meets current "best" practices. Unfortunately many new and renovated schools continue to "design in" security and safety problems. This often leads to costly retrofits after the school is built. Our security experts can make sure this doesn't happen in you school.

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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