Let's Talk about School Safety
Rob Evans is the Public Safety Officer for the Vermont Agency of Education and the Manager of Organizational Assessment & K12 Services for Margolis Healy. Mr. Evans recently retired from the Vermont State Police after 23 years of service with his last duty assignment as the Assistant Field Force Commander. During this time, Mr. Evans had extensive experience managing the State Police special response teams and worked closely with Vermont’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a member of the International Association of Chief’s of Police Patrol and Tactical Operations sub-committee, and an active member of the Vermont School Crisis Planning Team.
All hazard emergency response planning is our best approach to keeping our kids safe. Individual school crisis planning teams should look at both internal and external hazards, risks and vulnerabilities when developing their crisis response plans. Once these things are identified, reasonable and effective steps can be taken to minimize these risks. In addition, crisis planning teams should leverage key stakeholders like teachers, students, faculty, facility managers, parents, mental health professionals and local first responders who possesses unique insights into school safety that can assist in developing and maintaining school crisis response plans.
Safety Tip - Access Control – Reasonable efforts to control access to our schools can be a quick cost effective approach to improving school safety!
Please reach out to Rob Evans, Public Safety Officer for the Agency of Education (AOE) and Department of Public Safety (DPS), with school safety questions. Rob can be reached at (802) 839-0448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page Last Updated on July 8, 2014