Saturday October 20th 2018
Hot Topics Hot Topics
   Hot Topics Hot Topics
Calendar Calendar
Free Resources Free Resources


Popular Articles Popular Articles

          facebook twitter email

Kentucky Center for School Safety

Kentucky Schools focus on providing a warm culture and climate for both students and staff conductive to high levels of productivity and outstanding academic performance.

In today's society, school safety is a daily issue that ranges from classroom management to school incident command for crisis situations. The Kentucky Center for School Safety staff is committed to providing training, resources, information and research.

This website is available for planning, training or emergency assistance.

Let us assist, as your schools plan and practice and prepare for the safest schools possible.   Toll Free  877-805-4277,

Ky Safe Schools Week and October Anti-Bullying Month

This year’s theme: “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your SUPERhero!” details...
KY Safe Schools Week KY Safe Schools Week Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis Jr. Proclaims Safe Schools Week October 21-27

Be Incredible SUPERhero... Pledge Against Bullying Pledge Map

KCSS thanks all who are participating in the online Be Incredible SUPERhero... Pledge Against Bullying across Kentucky:

Click Here to Take the Be Incredible SUPERhero... Pledge Against Bullying
Click Here to Check Your County's Statistics

School Safety on KET

>1,000 Pledges: Russell County, Floyd County, McCreary County, McCracken County/ Paducah Independent, Calloway County/ Murray Independent, Warren County/ Bowling Green Independent, Kenton County/ Beechwood Independent/ Covington Independent/ Erlanger-Elsmere Independent/ Ludlow Independent, Christian County
500-999 Pledges: Pike County/ Pikeville Independent, Union County, Webster County, McLean County, Menifee County, Monroe County, Pulaski County/ Science Hill Independent/ Somerset Independent, Lawrence County, Lee County, Hickman County, Marshall County, Graves County/ Mayfield Independent, Magoffin County, Grayson County, Henderson County, Boyd County/ Fairview Independent/ Ashland Independent, Lincoln County, Barren County/ Glasgow Independent/ Caverna Independent
250-499 Pledges: Metcalfe County, Crittenden County, Trigg County, Estill County, Owsley County, Clinton County, Hopkins County/ Dawson Springs Independent, Johnson County/ Paintsville Independent, Grant County/ Williamstown Independent, Carlisle County, Bullitt County, Hardin County/ West Point Independent/ Elizabethtown Independent, Wayne County, Washington County, Boyle County/ Danville Independent/ Kentucky School for the Deaf, Clay County, Marion County, Logan County/ Russellville Independent, Scott County
50-249 Pledges: Adair County, Carter County, Caldwell County, Breckinridge County/ Cloverport Independent, Lyon County, Fulton County/ Fulton Independent, Gallatin County, Meade County, Shelby County, Cumberland County, Greenup County/ Raceland-Worthington Independent/ Russell Independent, Harlan County/ Harlan Independent, Muhlenberg County, Ballard County, Mercer County/ Burgin Independent, Fayette County, Woodford County, Carroll County, LaRue County, Bell County/ Middlesboro Independent/ Pineville Independent, Boone County/ Walton-Verona Independent, Harrison County, Bath County, Franklin County/ Frankfort Independent, Daviess County/ Owensboro Independent, Hart County

Orientation for New School Resource Officers

Orientation for New School Resource OfficersTraining Announcement: The "Orientation for New School Resource Officers" highlights best practices and discusses: legal issues, roles and responsibilities, and school safety. These trainings are FREE of charge. Each of the sessions will run from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
View Flyer

  • Thursday, November 1st – Prestonsburg, Jenny Wiley State Park. Register
  • Wednesday, November 7th – Richmond, EKU, Perkins Bldg. Register Register
  • Thursday, November 8th – Bowling Green, GRREC. Register Register
  • Monday, December 3rd – Owensboro, Owensboro Police Department. Register Register
  • Tuesday, December 4th – Cold Spring, NKCES. Register Register
  • Thursday, December 6th – Ashland, Ashland KEDC Office. Register Register

Video Instructions on administering Naloxone

Video Instructions on administering NaloxoneVideo Instructions on administering Naloxone
This Video explains how to administer Naloxone/Narcan when someone overdoses on opioids while on a public school campus. Many schools have Narcan kits already in the schools but this video will assist preparing school personnel when the need arises. Reading the instructions alone can be confusing.
Click here to view

School Safety on KET

School Safety on KETSchool Safety on KET
Renee Shaw and guests discuss school safety. Scheduled guests: State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, chair of the Senate Education Committee and co-chair of the School Safety Working Group in the Kentucky Legislature; State Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, Senate Education Committee member; Dr. Joe Bargione, retired school psychologist from Jefferson County Public Schools; and Jon Akers, executive director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety.

Click here to view

Tragedy Resources

School Safety Talking Points

View online programs and resources to assist schools as they respond to recent events. Topics discussed by Akers and Barrier:
• Active shooter responses
• Copycat threats
• Metal detectors and book bag checks
• Fire alarms
• Teacher and student relationships
• Parent responsibilities
Enter Name, Email Address and Passcode: 2018 to view Video
Dr. James Evans and Jon Akers of KY Center for School Safety

Mr. Jon Akers from the KY Center for School Safety and Officer Chris Barrier from the KY Association of School Resource Officers

School Resource Officer Awards

2017 – 2018 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) Award Winners
  • S.T.O.P.! Tipline TrainingRookie of the Year – Tyler Brummett, Pulaski County Schools
  • SRO Award of Merit – Adam Teater, Jessamine County Schools
  • Administrator of the Year – Morgan Howell, Jessamine County Schools
  • SRO of the Year – Tony Sacra, Jefferson County Schools
  • KYASRO Lifetime Achievement – Larry Zacheretti, McCracken County Schools

New S.T.O.P.! Tipline Partnerships


S.T.O.P.! TiplineFor a list of all school districts on the S.T.O.P.! Tipline click here
For S.T.O.P.! Tipline resources click here


Newly Revised Emergency Management Resource Guide


2015 KCSS Annual ReportKCSS is proud to announce the release of the newly revised Emergency Management Resource Guide and Emergency Management Quick Reference Guide:

Highlight on School Safety

School Safety Resources & Research

Arming Teachers to Mitigate School Shootings - Arming Teachers as a Means to Prevent and Mitigate School Shootings: Assumptions, Readiness, and Contrast to Law Enforcement Officers Involved in Encounters with Armed Assailants, by Sheldon Greenberg, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Metal Detectors in Clay County Schools
- The purpose of this paper is to explore benefits and complications with the use of metal detectors in a school setting. By: Deann Stivers Allen, PhD
What You Can Do to Help End Bullying... National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Current School Safety News

  • Focused on school safety in Greenup County – Oct. 5, 2018 - The Daily Independent -...Greenup County schools have an advanced safety network …“They're so far ahead of the curve here, I haven't seen such a comprehensive approach here anywhere else,” said Jon Akers, executive director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety.
  • “'Be incredible' theme for School Safety Week” – Oct. 2, 2018 - The Advocate-Messenger - This year, Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to announce Kentucky Safe Schools Week (Oct. 21-27) has the theme “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your Superhero!”.
  • Karen McCuiston: Kentucky Safe Schools Week Oct. 21-27 offers important opportunity for engagement – Sept. 26, 2018 – KyForward - Every third week of October, schools across Kentucky have an opportunity to partner with their local lawmakers, first responders and community members to observe Kentucky Safe Schools Week. The week is designed to raise awareness of school safety issues and initiatives at the local and state level. …
  • More News...