Emergency Operations Plans



‘With the increasing incidence of school tragedies, Americans have realized school security is critical for the educational process to occur.”


school-securityPLE Group is the premier company in the development of Crisis Management Plans and school security. PLE Group has more than 20 years of professional experience dedicated to safety and security.

The purpose of PLE Group’s school safety plan is to provide a more secure environment for students and staff members, to take a proactive stance for student safety, to identify potential crises and how to respond to them, and to help school districts comply with their state and local laws pertaining to school security issues.

PLE Group’s expertise brings safe and sound results for its clients. For example, a central Ohio school district was the target of a lawsuit filed by one of its citizens concerned by the lack of parental and community participation in the development of the school prepared crisis management plan.

PLE Group was engaged by this district to develop a school safety plan that would comply with the school safety plan section of Ohio’s Senate Bill One (ORC 3313.536). The school board adopted the school safety plan developed by PLE Group and submitted this plan to the court. After the courts’ review of the comprehensive school safety plan written by PLE Group, the lawsuit was dismissed.

PLE Group is available to provide individualized crisis management plans for any school district. Such plans evolve from the on-sight visitation of facilities, surveying of specified community elements, and writing plans uniquely tailored for each building.

Many states have passed legislation compelling schools to create comprehensive school safety and crisis management plans. Ohio, as mentioned above, passed legislation specifically requiring school districts to prepare school safety plans and in doing so each school district must comply with the following:

“…adopt a comprehensive school safety plan for each school building under the board’s control. The board shall examine the environmental conditions and operations of each building to determine potential hazards to student and staff safety and shall propose operating changes to promote the prevention of potentially dangerous problems and circumstances. In developing the plan for each building, the board shall involve community law enforcement and safety officials, parents of students who are assigned to the building and teachers and non-teaching employees who are assigned to the building. The board shall incorporate into the plan BOTH of the following:

  • A: A protocol for addressing serious threats to the safety of school property, students, employees, or administrators.
  • B. A protocol for responding to any emergency events that do occur and that compromise the safety of school property, students, employees, or administrators.

Each protocol shall include procedures deemed appropriate by the board for responding to threats and emergency events, respectively, including such things as notification of appropriate law enforcement personnel, calling upon specified emergency response personnel for assistance, and informing parents of affected students…”


The recent, however unfortunate, school tragedies have demonstrated the need to prepare for similar incidents. With increasing frequency, schools, churches, and other organizations are realizing that the lack of planning may contribute to unnecessary injury or even the loss of life. A professionally prepared crisis management plan and its associated training is an effective tool in helping to prepare for similar incidents as well as non-criminal crises. PLE Group’s Crisis Management Plan, custom designed for your school, church, business or organization is completely consistent with FEMA’s recommendations and the Ohio Revised Code for School crisis management plans, is comprised of nearly every conceivable crisis and includes:

  • An emergency operations plan, which is a single document containing protocols for addressing and responding to serious threats to the safety of property, students, children, employees, or administrators.  Each protocol includes procedures including such things as notification of appropriate law enforcement and emergency response personnel and informing parents of affected children.
  • A floor plan that is unique to each floor of the building;
  • A site plan that includes all building property and surrounding property;
  • An emergency contact information sheet.

PLE’s Crisis Management Plan has been reviewed by a number of superintendents, police departments, and other emergency responders. Furthermore, upon purchase, a “working” document will be provided to the school district or organizational leadership to review. Leadership can then make and submit any required changes to the working document, and PLE will amend the plan to fit the needs of your team.

PLE’s staff consists of experienced, security personnel, all of whom have experience performing security assessments, writing security procedures and crisis contingency plans. The entire PLE Security & Investigations staff is committed to the success and improvement of your organization(s) and will work as a partner to improve the protection of students, children, teachers, administrators, staff, employees, facilities, and other valuable assets.


PLE Security & Investigation’s school security staff consists of experienced security personnel, all of whom have expertise in a broad range of security concerns. Not only is it vital to implement school security with expert oversight, but it is also the law in many states. Let PLE help your district develop its safety plans.



EMAIL:  info@plegroup.com