CCSD Police Department
CCSD Police Department

Response to Homeland Security Codes

The following threat response actions correlate to the Cobb County Security Advisory System. With each code condition are listed the protective measures that have been or may be put in place by Cobb County Public Schools in cooperation with local, state, and federal authorities. Plan designs are flexible to accommodate the differing circumstances of various types of critical events.

Severe Risk
(Red)
In addition to all measures listed in Codes Green, Blue, Yellow and Orange, the following measures will be instituted:
  • Provide staff members to Cobb County Emergency Operations Center.
  • Activate CCSD Special Response Team, if appropriate.
  • Assess threat level to determine status of school openings and closings.
  • Address critical emergency needs under the direction of public safety officials and in accordance with school crisis plans and the CCSD crisis management plan.
    • Coordinate parent-child reunification process, if necessary.
    • Increase building security throughout the school system.
    • Continue staff, parent, and community communication.
    • If schools are open,
      • Cancel outside activities and field trips.
      • Restrict visitor access; escort of all persons other than staff, faculty, and students.
      • Enhance exterior security measures.
      • Limit parking near building
High Risk
(Orange)
Same measures as Code Green, Blue and Yellow plus:
  • Assess increased risk with public safety officials.
  • Review crisis response plans with program managers, principals, and building and office staffs.
  • Reassess facility security measures.
  • Review field trip decisions.
  • Update employee emergency call lists and review callback process with employees.
  • Test alternative communication capabilities.
  • Inventory emergency supplies and equipment.
  • Increase communication with parents and community via web site and e-mail distribution.
Significant Risk
(Yellow)
In addition to the measures listed in Code Green and Blue, the following measures will be instituted:
  • Assess increased risk with public safety officials.
  • Review crisis response plans with program managers, principals, and building and office staffs.
  • Reassess facility security measures.
  • Review field trip decisions.
  • Update employee emergency call lists and review callback process with employees.
  • Test alternative communication capabilities.
  • Increase communication with parents and community via web site and e-mail distribution.
General Risk
(Blue)
Same measures as Code Green:
  • Update division-wide, school, and department crisis plans.
  • Coordinate emergency plans with Cobb County, state, and federal plans.
  • Conduct crisis management and communications training for employees at all levels.
  • Implement visitor control procedures.
  • Maintain current emergency communication lists.
  • Disseminate emergency communications methods and resources (i.e., where to get information) to employees, parents, and community.
Low Risk
(Green)
  • Update division-wide, school, and department crisis plans.
  • Coordinate emergency plans with Cobb County, state, and federal plans.
  • Conduct crisis management and communications training for employees at all levels.
  • Implement visitor control procedures.
  • Maintain current emergency communication lists.
  • Inventory emergency supplies and equipment.
  • Disseminate emergency communications methods and resources (i.e., where to get information) to employees, parents, and community.

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