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Standard Response Protocol Virtual Training


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP).  The Standard Response Protocol was developed by The “I Love U Guys” Foundation as a research-based best practice to respond to critical incidents. The statewide adoption of SRP is intended to provide schools with consistent and easily understood language to notify all members of the school community when a specific response to an event needs to occur.  

This training session will provide participants an opportunity to hear from John Michael Keys, the Executive Director and founder of The “I Love U Guys,” shares his family’s tragedy that led to the development of SRP.  

Topics to be addressed:

  • Standard Response Protocol

  • Standard Vocabulary

  • Public Address

  • Resources

  • Overview of the Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Establishing Safety Partnerships

Featured Speaker

  • John Michael Keyes, Executive Director, The “I Love U Guys” Foundation 

Who should attend?

K-12 school administrators, school faculty and staff, school security officers, school and division crisis teams, central office staff, higher education staff, campus security officers, law enforcement/school resource officers/campus police officers, Fire/EMS, school division and city/county emergency managers, victim advocates, social services, community service boards and other local, state, and federal first responders.   

Training Time and Details

The training hours will be 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service Credit (PIC) is available for law enforcement and school/campus security officers who meet attendance and participation requirements.  

Cost and Registration

There is no cost to attend this training.  Pre-registration is required.   

Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants.  It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.  


For more information contact:

Ed Ewing
Crisis Management and Critical Incident Response Coordinator
Email Ed