SRP In Action: Best Practices for Lockdown Drills


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About this Webinar

Training and practicing what to do in an emergency is a critical component of any emergency response plan. Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut, co-author of the new book, Lockdown Drills, shares insights from her research on the effects of lockdown drills – a critical element of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) from The “I Love U Guys” Foundation – on students, faculty, and staff and the efficacy of conducting drills correctly. Then hear from two school safety directors to learn about their experience implementing the SRP at their districts and how it informs their emergency response training and drills.

Key Takeaways

  • Hear the latest research on lockdown drills and best practices
  • Explore lessons learned from school safety directors on implementing the SRP and conducting lockdown drills
  • Discover practical applications for integrating the SRP with emergency response and drill management technology

About the Presenters

Jaclyn Schildkraut, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
State University of New York at Oswego

Jaclyn is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. She was named the interim executive director of the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium (RGVRC), housed within New York’s prestigious Rockefeller Institute of Government. Her research focuses on school and mass shootings in the United States regarding crime statistics, media representations, security and prevention, legislative responses, and other important considerations that impact individuals and communities struck by these tragedies. She has published in numerous academic journals, and her research has been cited by the news media locally, nationally, and even internationally.

Nick Lucas
Director of Safety and Security
Craven County Schools, NC

Prior to joining Craven County Schools (NC) as Director of Safety and Security, Nick Lucas served for 24 years in law enforcement between the New Bern and Greenville Police Departments in North Carolina. He retired as a Captain from New Bern. Nick also served in the United States Navy for 8 years and earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, as well as a Master of Public Administration, both from East Carolina University. Nick received his advanced law enforcement certification in 2001 and is also a graduate of the FBI LEEDA trilogy in leadership training. 

Ian Lopez
Director of Safety and Security
Cherry Creek School District, CO

Ian Lopez is the Director of Safety & Security for the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD). He has held that position since June of 2019. Ian oversees most aspects of physical security, emergency preparedness, emergency response, school related safety investigations, and training of district staff and students. Prior to serving as Director of Safety & Security for CCSD, Ian served a 20-year career in municipal law enforcement before retiring as a Commander in 2019. Ian’s career emphasis was in training, patrol response, and tactical operations. During his career Ian also served as the co-chair of the UASI-NCR Public Safety Sub-Committee which focused on regional active shooter response best practices and training of law enforcement and fire personnel.

Hear the latest research & best practices on lockdown drills and lessons learned with SRP implementation.