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SEC on the Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

SEC CEO Jason Russell spoke with WOOD TV 8 about Wednesday’s shooting at the congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. ““I can promise you they’re going to re-evaluate, especially when they have large numbers of congressmen or congressional members in an area at an event….” Russell, a former Secret Service agent commented. Ceck out the…

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Improving School Safety Through Construction

SEC is thrilled to be working with Rockford Construction to pioneer the future of security-integrated construction. Together, we can to build educational centers that are designed with security and emergency preparedness in mind. Our CEO Jason Russell participated in this blog with Rockford Construction. Check it out to learn more about the motivation behind our…

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SEC on Wood TV8

“We’re bringing that expertise that we’ve performed not only in the United States but all over the world and bringing it to schools:” SEC founder CEO Jason Russell has assembled a team of former Secret Service agents to provide presidential-level security to child care centers, schools, businesses and other organizations. He talked with WOOD TV8 tonight about security measures.…

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A Lesson from South Carolina: The Importance of Safety Drills

All eyes were on South Carolina for a few hours on Wednesday as the first words of another school shooting spread across the Internet. But attention quickly faded as details became clear: two children and a teacher wounded, the teenage subject already in custody. That the incident didn’t linger longer on the national stage is…

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Op-Ed: Building Safety Standards Must Take on Same Significance as Fire Codes

Just this month, we have again watched the disturbing images of innocent people dealing with the trauma of an active shooter situation. The terrible events in Orlando remind us once again of the current realities in our society. And another shooting incident earlier this month on the UCLA campus reminded me, as a law enforcement…

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Orlando Shooting

Jason Russell, president and founder of Secure Education Consultants, joins WZZM 13 to discuss the mass shooting in Orlando.  Watch the interview on wzzm.com

Lockdown vs. Sheltering in Place

A Lockdown is Not the Same as Sheltering in Place — and the Difference Matters During a Public Safety Threat  Very often when you hear of a public safety threat like the one this week on Capitol Hill, the terms “lockdown” and “shelter in place” are used interchangeably in media reports or other announcements. At one point during…

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Situational Awareness

Outbreaks of violence like the deadly shooting spree in Kalamazoo on Feb. 20 make us wonder how we would have reacted – and how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones. It is a natural response.  While there are some things we can keep in mind as we go about our lives,  I must…

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Talking To Kids About Violence

Processing events such as the terrorist attack in Manchester England that killed over 20 and injured dozens more including many child victims is hard enough for adults. It is even more challenging for children, who are often absorbing the same information as the adults in their lives but don’t have the context on how to…

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Discussing Warning Signs – WKZO 590

Jason Russell, founder of Secure Education Consultants, spoke with Jay Morris and Jim McKinney of the Kalamazoo Morning News AM 590 WKZO Radio on Monday, Feb. 22.   Jason discussed the warning signs that the alleged shooter in the Feb. 20 Kalamazoo shooting rampage likely exhibited prior to the shootings. These signs could have tipped off friends or colleagues…

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