CRISIS PREP CONSULTING:    David Perrodin, PhD, CEO "The Safety Doc"

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"Per my research and experiences, I have found that information is ubiquitous for schools, and this should benefit schools trying to improve safety practices.  However, the available information is so expansive and broad that schools are overwhelmed with options.  I conducted a Google search using the phrase “school safety plans” and returned 49,900 results, including a blend of commercial, government, and school-developed plans, trainings or templates."

Dr. Perrodin was the recipient of Sprigeo's Excellence in Social Change Award for 2012 .

David Perrodin, PHD, CEO

David Perrodin, PhD, worked twelve years as a Director of Student Services before exiting the profession to focus exclusively on researching school safety and high-stakes decision-making in conjunction with his doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  As an expert in safety preparedness and response, Dr. Perrodin  has presented on public television, in school districts and at school safety conferences.  He has access to the top safety specialists in the industry and works collaboratively with this talented network to bring unparalleled services to clients.  In 2016, he partnered with Pulitzer Prize winning author and producer David Obst to write and direct a script involving an intruder in an elementary school setting.   

David has entered his 14th year as a core faculty member with Viterbo University’s Educational Leadership Department and instructs aspiring administrators on the nuances of pupil nondiscrimination and school safety. He currently works as a Speech-Language Pathologist / Therapy Department Chairperson at the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and diligently promotes safe environments for children with visual impairments.

On May 22, 2013, before a live audience on Wisconsin Public Television, David delivered an hour-long presentation titled: School Security, Crisis Preparedness and Known Information about Active Shooter Situations.  The broadcast is part of the University Place series of WPT’s Wisconsin Channel and a playable archive of it can be quickly located via an Internet search.

Dr. Perrodin produces a weekly school-safety themed podcast called "The Safety Doc" which is broadcast Monday-Saturday 1PM Pacific Time on The 405 Media which is an independent and growing talk outlet based in Los Angeles.  You can subscribe to David's show on iTunes  He is also in a contractual agreement with publisher Rowman & Littlefield to write multiple safety-themed books for release in 2018 & 2019.


  • David is a member of the Columbia County Sheriff's Department  Critical Incident Debriefing Team and assists emergency responders to recognize, and process, the many variables of trauma related to crisis situations.  He specializes in helping people bridge both psychological distress and moral distress.
  • Dr. Perrodin is a Senior Consultant with Sprigeo, Inc., a company with a strong national presence that focuses on how to equip schools, kids, parents and communities with the most current tools and training for preventing violence.  Dr. Perrodin specializes in website accessibility for threat reporting software and also qualitative coding of student group discussions to distill prevalent site-based themes in school safety. 
  • Dr. Perrodin is a school safety litigation expert witness with The Expert Institute.  
  • David is trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid  Per the YMHFA website, "Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis."
  • Dr. Perrodin was certified as a firefighter early in his career and pursued a training emphasis on wildland firefighting.  He maintained his firefighting credentials through 1996.

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