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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...
News Save the Date Law Enforcement Conference 2022

Save the Date – Law Enforcement in Schools Conference – Jun. 22-23, 2022

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Save the DateJune 22-23, 2022 Law Enforcement in Schools ConferenceEastern Kentucky University, Perkins Building, RichmondHosted by the Kentucky Center for School Safety This event is open to law enforcement and school administrators and will be FREE OF CHARGE. Registration will open in mid-March and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Attendance to this conference does include membership to the Kentucky Association of School...
SRO Appreciation Day

School Resource Officer Appreciation Day – Feb. 15, 2022

Submitted by Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety From the desk of Kaitlin Candelaria, Digital Marketing Coordinator of National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Hi friends! It is with great pleasure we announce that we have declared Feb. 15 as School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. We are encouraging schools and communities across the nation to recognize the accomplishments of their SROs that day. You can view our official proclamation on...

Annual Report on School Resource Officers

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Update report on School Resource Officers pursuant to the following statutes: KRS 158.4414 (12) No later than November 1 of each year, the local school district superintendent shall report to the Center for School Safety the number and placement of school resource officers in the district. The report shall include the source of funding and method of employment for each position. KRS 158.442 (2)(i) Beginning July...
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