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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...
Lincoln County Middle School SRO Mike Southerland

Lincoln County Middle School 8th Graders Support SROs

Lincoln County Middle School eighth graders write letters expressing appreciation for their school resource officer. Below are excerpts from their letters: “A SRO in our school is making our school feel safer. An officer with special training, so that they can make sure everyone is safe. That no matter what, that person will always make sure that we are safe in our school. This is how I feel with a SRO in the building. Mr. Southerland seems very friendly, and...
Lincoln County Middle School

Lincoln County Middle School 8th Graders Support SROs

Lincoln County Middle School eighth graders write letters expressing appreciation for their school resource officer. Below are excerpts from their letters: “These officers (SROs) have many protocols and procedures in place for any type of situation that might occur. They also have years of experience and training which makes them prepared for any situation that might go down in the school place. Personally, this makes me feel really safe when we have a trained SRO in our school if anything...
2020-2021 Annual OSSM Report cover

Office of the State School Security Marshal Annual Report 2020-2021

For a full copy of the 2020-2021 annual OSSM report, click here. Ben Wilcox, State School Security Marshal The School Safety and Resiliency Act (SSRA) was signed into law in March 2019, mandating that school districts across Kentucky be held accountable for the safety and security of the commonwealth’s students and staff. The SSRA requires that a recorded school risk assessment be completed by the end of the 2020-2021 school year. However, it could not anticipate a global pandemic that...
SRO Donnie Chambers Breckinridge County

SRO Donnie Chambers – Breckinridge County, Kentucky

Breckinridge County Schools has a finalist for statewide Fred AwardKASA News Release
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SROs – Carroll County, Kentucky

SRO program gets positive evaluation, to be state modelThe News Democrat
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