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2023 KYASRO Scholarship and Award Process

From the desk of Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety STICKLEN/SHIPP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2022  Dear High School Counselor and/or School Resource Officer:  The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) is offering two (2) $500.00 scholarships for post-secondary education to seniors. Students are nominated by their School Resource Officer (SRO) based on the student’s contribution to safety or crime prevention in his/her school. It is suggested that SROs collaborate with their high...

Upcoming Online Trainings: Role of the SRO and Building Effective Relationships

From the desk of Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety EILA credit is approved for these sessions. Sessions will run from 4:00-6:00 (EST) Session 1 – Tuesday, November 15 (Role of SRO) Session 2 – Tuesday, December 6 (Building Effective Relationships )Session 3 – Tuesday, January 24 (Role of SRO) Session 4 – Tuesday, January 31 (Building Effective Relationships) Save the Date –2023 Safe Schools and Communities Conference,June 21 – 22, Richmond, KY...

SRO Mentoring Program

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety With the recent implementation of HB63 that requires school resource officers on all school campuses, the Kentucky Center for School Safety has started a SRO Mentoring Program. We would like to pair new (or relatively new) SROs with experienced SROs from around the state. This program would provide your SRO with a mentor that would provide one on one support throughout the school year. Please see...

New School Safety Coordinators training information

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety The Kentucky Center for School Safety will be conducting Initial School Safety Coordinators training on July 14th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ending at 12:30 p.m. Click to download training the training materials that we will be using. Since we are awarding EILA credit, we ask that you leave your cameras on for the duration of the training sessionPlease mute your microphone until we...

After the School Tragedy Resources

Tragedy Resources Resources dealing with school violence and tragedy. The safety of our precious children and staff is our first priority.  Here are some available resources: After the Tragedy …In the ClassroomSchool Violence Prevention: Tips for Parents & Educators (NASP)Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster(SAMHSA)Information for Parents During a CrisisCoping with Traumatic Events: Resources for Children, Parents, Educators, and Other Professionals (resources also available in Spanish, Chinese & Japanese) (SAMHSA)Talking to children about terrorist attacks and...
SRO News - Summit students treated to pizza following safety scare in Columbus

Summit students treated to pizza following safety scare in Columbus

Ben Wilcox, Kentucky School Security Marshal, shared with the fourth-graders at Summit Elementary about the importance of their action in Ohio as well as continually learning how to be a safe and good person. Photos by EMILY PORTER | The Daily Independent From The Daily Independent By EMILY PORTER | The Daily Independent | May 11, 2021 Summit fourth-graders were recognized for their response during a scary situation on a field trip in Ohio. The students and teachers had pooled...

Save the Date for School Safety Coordinator’s Update Training

Save the Date for School Safety Coordinator’s Update Training From the Kentucky Center for School Safety Please save June 14, 2022 for this year’s School Safety Coordinator update training. The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. EASTERN Time and conclude 11:30. Three hours of EILA credit will be provided. This session will be via zoom. During the zoom meeting, there will be a Chat Room available for any questions that may pop up as our presentation progresses. FOR NEW SSCs:...

COPS grants announced…which can involve hiring more SROs

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Community Oriented Policing includes School Resource Officers. Only Police agencies can apply for this grant. I strongly recommend that you contact your local Law Enforcement agency to see if they are interested in applying for these funds and increasing the number of SROs in your school district. COPS Hiring Program (CHP) The 2022 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program designed to provide funds directly...

Registration is Open: June 22-23, 2022 Safe Schools and Communities Conference

From the desk of Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety Registration is OpenJune 22-23, 2022 Safe Schools and Communities Conference Eastern Kentucky University, Perkins Building, RichmondHosted by the Kentucky Center for School Safety This two-day event is FREE OF CHARGE and is open to law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school personnel. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis so register soon. Attendance to this conference does include...
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“Sherlock Bones” Gives BioMed Students Real World Forensics Experience

Submitted by Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety From the desk of Tiffany Blazina, Personnel/Public Relations Director of Crittenden County Schools Officer John Shofner spent National School Resource Officer Day doing what he loves best–interacting with students. Working with high school teacher Casey Evans, facilitator of the district’s biomedical pathway, Shofner created an outdoor crime scene in alignment with Project Lead The Way’s “Sherlock Bones,” part of the curriculum’s Human Body...
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