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TECedge and Elert & Associates Join Forces on School Safety and Security

April 30, 2014 --

Cambridge, MA —TECedge and Elert & Associates, a nationally recognized expert in school security and safety assessments, have joined forces to enhance their school safety and security practice for Massachusetts schools.  The combined team brings TECedge’s staff expertise in:

  • practical protocols for identifying and preemptively addressing behavioral health concerns within the school community
  • collaboration with school/district leaders to identify post event strategies for students, staff, and parents
  • working with district leaders to address the initial and ongoing training needs of staff

with Elert & Associates' practice that:

  • assesses risk, vulnerability and threats
  • reviews existing security policies and procedures and recommends improvements
  • assesses physical security of buildings and technology equipment
  • identifies and prioritizes capital improvements needed to enhance school security and safety
  • works with the districts to implement a comprehensive security program and supporting systems

TECedge understands the climate, culture, policy development, and security concerns of school districts in Massachusetts; draws from effective, experience-based responses to school incidents; provides practical protocols for identifying and preemptively addressing behavioral health concerns within the school community; and, collaborates with district leaders to address the initial and ongoing training needs of staff.

Elert & Associates is a nationally recognized expert in school security and public safety for over 30 years.  The company focuses on industry best practices and adheres to DHS, FEMA, and other industry standards, including ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security).  Elert & Associates recently conducted security and vulnerability assessments for the City Colleges of Chicago in advance of the G8 and NATO summits.  The Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, praised the security preparation efforts and is using it as a model for future security preparedness.

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TECedge and Elert & Associates have had a long-standing teaming arrangement dating back to 2006. The team has worked together on a variety engagements including Lowell Housing Authority, MA; Connecticut Community Colleges, CT; Green Bay Area Public Schools, WI; Itasca Area Schools Collaborative, MN; North Kingstown Public Schools, RI; and the Town of North Kingstown, RI; and the Tennessee Technological University, TN.



For More Information Contact:

TECedge LLC
1 Mifflin Place, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-276-6478

Send inquiries to: info@tecedge.net


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