Goal: Provide vetted, trained and equipped armed low-profile presences in public and or private schools with little to no impact on existing budgets.
Where the volunteers would be sourced from NSPF would be compromised of active or prior service law enforcement and military members. These individuals have already separated themselves from the general populace when they decided to put their lives on the line for our nation or our communities. They have received standardized basic training through DOD channels or police academy’s nationwide. While this training may or may not be applicable to given situations, they may encounter in a school, by default they have far more experience dealing with stressful scenarios than Joe-Q-public.
Vetting Process: NSPF applicants would have to;
1. Show prior service (DOD/LEO), honorable discharge required.
2. Already be licensed to carry in the community they are serving.
3. Attend advanced psychological screening testing & screening above what the local law enforcement officers are put through, to ensure they exceed the standards as LEO’s in the community they are serving. Testing to include;
4. Demonstrate firearms proficiency by passing the highest standardized shooting tests administered in the state they wish to serve. For most this would be the State's SWAT or SRT shooting test.
5. Be interviewed by the School Resource Officer (SRO) in the community they are serving to ensure their personality is compatible with the environment they will serve in. If there is no SRO, the police chief or other designated LEO inside the department will conduct the interview.
Administration: The program administration would fall under the SRO or other LEO designee.
Conduct: Basic scheme of maneuver for the program
Funding: Whom would pay for the training? This is a volunteer force, so the individual would be responsible for all costs associated with screening, training and refresher training. Outside funding for the program would be acceptable.