Visual Weapons Screening

Visual Weapons Screening

This course has been designed to teach staff members basic principles in visual weapon screening. The course is based on training videos used by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and law enforcement agencies in more than thirty countries. The course will review the importance of visual weapons screening, effective policies and safe procedures in the event a staff member encounters a suspicious situation, and specific indicators that a person may be armed.

  1. Full Course - 25 minutes
    This version is designed to teach school staff members basic principles in visual weapon screening for the school environment.
Course Authors
Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn is one of the most credentialed school and campus safety experts in the nation. He is the Executive Director of Safe Havens International and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is routinely used as a resource by the FBI, U.S. Department of Education, National Emergency Management Association, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and many other state and local agencies. He is also a co-author for the IS 360 Active Shooter Training Program for the 2013 White House School Safety Initiative.


Sonayia Shepherd, Ph.D.
Dr. Sonayia Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Analyst, currently serves as an incident response team member for an international government terrorism response unit. She has also authored and co-authored sixteen books on safety and emergency management, including four books for Jane's.