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Briggs Core will help your organization with the process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing the vulnerabilities in your current security operations. Once completed we will make actionable recommendations based on industry best practices and then guide you through the implementation of these recommendations to help reduce risk and improve your capacity to manage future incidents.


Briggs Core has developed a comprehensive security program focused on four key areas: workplace violence prevention, pre-employment background checks, access control and visitor screening, and we assist our clients to develop and document program policies and procedures so that the system, when implemented, is clear to all of those involved. The Briggs Core training department can also provide training for key staff members to ensure that existing security policies and procedures are fully embedded within the organization.

If you would like a Vulnerability Assessment of your School, Church, Business or Home please contact Scott.


Phone: 407-919-8215


Our goal is to ensure a standard of service and training. The Protector Program was developed as an effort for schools to have an armed defensive approach to an active shooter on campus for the critical period, which is the time from when a shooting begins until law enforcement arrives. Those who qualify to take the class must already have their Indiana Concealed Carry Permit. Our program far exceeds the ILEA requirements providing school staff members an array of knowledge. The sole purpose of this program is to protect students and staff against an active shooter on a campus, time is essential, time to lockdown, time to respond. Those who participate in this program will also receive Protector School Safety certification.


The School Protector Program provides much more training and has strict requirements to be considered. To become a Protector, one must take and pass an MMPI psychological evaluation (must be complete prior to training), have a valid Indiana Concealed Carry Permit (must be complete prior to training), and complete all classroom and firearms training listed below.





If you have a Protector heart but the basic skills and confidence are not quite there yet, or you are waiting for your Concealed Carry Permit and/or MMPI evaluation, we have the Pre-Protector Program. This program starts at the very basic fundamentals providing confidence and knowledge about Indiana law, firearms, and awareness.



Pre-Protector/School Staff Training (Protector train-up)

(4 students minimum)

16 hours


Day 1

  • SA (Situational Awareness)

  • Indiana Law on use of force.

  • Firearms Safety (200 rounds)

  • LE (Law Enforcement) Response

  • BDP (Basic Defensive Pistol) class (400 rounds of ammo)

  • ILEA handgun qualification familiarization (50 rounds of ammo)


Day 2 (day 2 must be conducted every 6 months)

  • CC1 (Covert Carry 1) class (450 rounds of ammo)

  • TECC/TWC (Traumatic Wound Care)

  • Final ILEA handgun qualification (Shooters must score 90% on the ILEA handgun qualification)



Armed Security/SRO (School Resource Officer) Training Outline

(4 students minimum-Total of 40 hours of training)

Day 1

Classroom 4 hours
Range time 4 hours

  • Situational Awareness
    Identify Threat Indicators
    Introduce and explain:
    Conscious Observation

           Cooper Color Code
           Plan Development
           Spot Anomalies in Your Environment
           Learn to Defeat Your Body’s Natural Reaction to Stress

           Defensive mindset
          Priorities of work

  • Firearms safe handling, carrying, care, storage, disassembly, and cleaning firearm.


  • Active Shooter statistics, procedures, and what to expect as Law Enforcement arrives.


  • Range Instruction:

    Basic Defensive Pistol- Any Common Self Defense Caliber 400 rounds and a minimum of 3 magazines for each weapon.
    Safe Handling
    Proper Mindset
    Techniques to defeat the body's natural reaction during a chemical dump.
    Fundamentals of Shooting


  • ILEA Firearms Qualification


Day 2- (Day 2 must be conducted every 6 months)

Classroom 5 hours
Range time 3 hours


  • LE Pistol 1/Covert Carry 1 Course- 500 rounds, 3 magazines.
    *Bring a conceal carry holster for your pistol and mag pouches as well as a good cover shirt. Women bring a conceal carry purse or an adequate bag for carry if not drawing from the holster.

    Techniques to defeat your body’s natural reaction to extreme stress
    Fundamentals of shooting
    Conceal carry positions
    Cover shirt configurations
    Draw from concealment
    Stress drills
    Scenario driven courses of fire.


  • TECC/Traumatic Wound Care/TACMED

    Care Under Fire

          Build Trauma Kits
          Controlling blood loss.

          Chest wound care.

          Tourniquet application

          Moving wounded

          Medical kit construction


Day 3 Training

Classroom 3 hours
Range time 5 hours

Concealed/Covert Carry 2

Requirements: 400 rounds, 3 magazines. 

*Bring a concealed carry holster for your pistol and mag pouches as well as a good cover shirt.


  • Safety  

  • Creating Distance  

  • Multiple Targets  

  • Shooting on the move  

  • Moving with an unarmed person  

  • Weapon Retention  

  • TECC/Traumatic Wound Care (Refresher)

    • Tourniquet's  

    • Chest Seals  

    • Packing Wounds  

    • Blood Clotting Agents  

  • Personal Recovery Techniques 

    • Correct Posturing  

    • Escaping Restraints  

    • Field Expedient Tools, Methods, and Devices  

  • Force on Force (SIM)

    • Scenario Driven Situations  

    • Shoot Don't Shoot  

    • Hooded Box Drills 

Day 4 Training (Day 4 must be conducted every year)

Classroom 2 hours

Range time 6 hours


  • Introduction to Room Clearing and Domination

    • Classroom and Statistics

    • Dynamic and Tactical entry

    • Live fire as it pertains to room clearing.

    • Hallway movement

    • Corner fed room entry.

    • Center fed room entry.

    • Crossing a 4-way intersection.

    • Negotiating a T intersection.

    • Engaging threating and non-threatening individuals.


Day 5 Training

Range time 8 hours


  • This entire day is based on live scenarios.

Safety & security is not the responsibility of law enforcement, the cost to hire law enforcement at every campus is not feasible in many small districts nor are they available in smaller districts. We are responsible for our safety & security and those we choose to extend that protection to. Waiting for law enforcement can cost lives. However, in cases where law enforcement is on scene quickly or the school has an SRO, the program provides Law Enforcement with better odds of defeating a shooter as well as Officer survivability. The only de-escalation in an active shooter situation is stopping the threat with deadly force. Years of actual data and real-life experience shows good guys with guns stops bad guys with guns. This is not science; this is reality, and we must do what it takes to save lives in our schools.


School staff are the most dedicated to students, know the school layout and are already employed by the school. Protectors are volunteers who step up to serve in this role. We also help school districts set up their program. This includes how to select candidates, MMPI psychological evaluation and continued training which includes regular range time, on-site scenario drills with sim rounds and an annual re-qualification and continuing education.


The public has a misconception that schools are handing teachers a gun and providing training. This is not the case, in fact most of our Protectors are administration, coaches, support staff and security staff. Not every staff member can be a Protector. It takes mental toughness and experience with firearms. Our program provides more training than most city police academies require and has a higher qualification requirement. Most of our schools with campus law enforcement presence or departments in the district’s cities join their school Protectors to build a team and to help train throughout the year.


The Protector Program is 100% District/School Controlled except for required firearms training. Focus is on one goal, stopping a shooter with deadly force. The School Protector Program is unique and provides school districts the opportunity to include as much training for Protectors as they want. It can be customized for your district's needs.


As part of the Protector Program, we need buy-in from the school district to ensure Protectors are prepared as possible and your campuses are as prepared as possible. Our program works well when we are allowed to assist in selecting the number of Protectors on a campus and their placement which is based on staff position type. All school staff are eligible to participate in this volunteer program.


The number of Protectors on a campus is based on campus layout, number of buildings, students, and staff. In addition, we like our Protectors to work in teams of at least two, if possible. This provides a better chance of stopping the shooter. Campuses must prepare as well to assist Protectors in stopping a threat. Classroom doors should always be locked. (No door jamb magnets) Custodial, data, electrical room and other doors should also be kept locked. Exterior doors should also always be locked unless monitored by a staff member. Doors should be checked on a regular basis. This process will help Protectors neutralize an active shooter if he/she makes it inside the school, preventing the shooter from barricading themselves in a classroom or other room.


It is extremely important to have regular safety & security audits and an updated and compliant EAP’s in which your staff is trained to implement protocols outlined in the EAP’s.

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