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Principal Consultant


Aaron Vanatta, PSP

• 20+ Years School-based Law Enforcement Experience

• Board Certified Physical Security Professional

•National Trainer

•Certified Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Practitioner

• Certified National School Resource Officer (SRO) Practitioner

• Aaron has trained law enforcement on the Federal, State, and Local levels as well as school, business, higher education, banking, government, and church personnel

• Recognized nationally for excellence in several areas while implementing or maintaining  model school resource officer programs 

RESPONSE𝑜𝓁𝑜𝑔𝓎 Consulting and Safety Solutions, LLC is a Pittsburgh area-based consulting firm that specializes in school safety but is adaptable for any organization. Our principal consultant and adjunct analysts have K-12 experience that is unparalleled in the region. Each has over 20 years of law enforcement/security experience. They are current sitting school safety and security coordinators for public school districts in the Pittsburgh area. Each has instructed state, local and school-based law enforcement officers, as well as school, church, hospital, and workplace administrators and employees on various safety related topics. They have instructed at both the local and national levels and have been teaching courses on school security concepts, civilian active shooter response, managing special needs populations during emergencies, court diversion programs, and behavioral threat assessment and management. They continuously work together to provide organizations with all-hazards crisis response planning and training including facilitating drills and exercises. Most importantly, our consultants are recognized on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's (PCCD) Approved Provider Registry for conducting statewide assessments.

Aaron Vanatta received his board certification as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) from ASIS International and can conduct security assessments for any organization world-wide. He has completed more than 1,950 hours of specialized training focusing primarily on school safety and working with the juvenile client population. He has completed extensive training on emergency preparedness and is a certified Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design for Schools Practitioner. He has also been recognized as a National School Resource Officer (SRO) Practitioner. Aaron is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology and completed the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Training Academy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Aaron has written safety and security related school board policies, authored school security personnel training curriculum, and published articles in the Journal of School Safety. He is a current school police chief & school safety and security coordinator for a suburban Pittsburgh area school district. Aaron is a Regional Director for Friends of Safe Schools U.S.A.'s Pennsylvania Chapter. Aaron served as a member of the “Combatting Mass Shootings” Workgroup supporting Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's Special Council on Gun Violence. He is also a Master Trainer in Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management as certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under their National Threat Evaluation and Reporting program.
Aaron has trained hundreds of representatives from various schools, businesses, places of worship, universities, and law enforcement agencies in 18 states including Alaska, California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia on active shooter and violent intruder response options.

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