Who we are

A group of seasoned industry experts, passionate about helping K-12 administrators create safe and prepared schools.


Helping K-12 schools since 2008

Altaris transformed the K-12 safety and security consulting industry beginning in 2008. After retiring from a successful career as a highly ranked law enforcement officer, Altaris founder and CEO John LaPlaca saw a significant and unmet need among K-12 schools.

Having worked closely with K-12 administrators in several school districts, he identified that they often lacked the time and expertise to continually maintain safe and prepared schools.

John recognized that while administrators place safety as a top priority, they did not sign up to be safety and security managers. He understood that while the world was full of useful safety, security, and emergency management information, administrators may not have the ability to pour through it all and manage the hundreds of planning steps. General security consultants make matters worse by simply delivering long punch lists that overwhelm administrators, or use their firms to promote safety and security products.

John knew there was a better way. He developed a proven process and mobilized an amazing team to help schools dramatically improve their condition without the stress, complexity, and time commitment.

Learn all the details of How We Work

Request a free 60-minute Consulting Session

Your complimentary 60-minute Consulting Session is the next step to achieving the safe and prepared school you have always wanted. We will learn more about:

Your current safety and security operations

Your emergency management program

What keeps you up at night

Our solutions are designed for K-12 administrators who simply lack the time and expertise to manage the complex operations of safety, security, and emergency preparedness in their schools.