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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: “Get Involved, Get It Solved” “Stop the Bullying" details...

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Just released: 2015-16 School Safety Data Report

Safe Schools Coordinators MeetingThe Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released its 2015-16 School Safety Data Report on May 1, 2017,  examining law violations committed in Kentucky’s public schools.

During the 2015-16 school year 6,001 students committed 6,995 law violations. These 6,001 students comprise less than one percent (0.92 percent) of the student population (655,475 students), indicating that the vast majority of students in Kentucky’s public schools did not commit a reported law violation.

School Resource Officer Awards

2016 – 2017 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) Award Winners
  • S.T.O.P.! Tipline TrainingSRO of the Year – Joel Shepherd (Erlanger/ Elsmere)
  • Administrator of the Year – Josh Hunt (Christian County)
  • Rookie SRO of the Year – Bryan Tackett (Russell Ind.)
  • KYASRO Awards of Merit –
    - Eric Sowers (Nicholasville)
    - Kevin Babcock (Powell County)
    - Leslie Gregory (Madisonville)
    - Clint Newton (Providence School)
    - Mike Townsend (Powell County)
    - Steve Tucker (Christian County)
    - Eric Evans (Logan County)

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


S.T.O.P.! Tipline Partnerships
KCSS is proud to announce that Bryan Station High School, Crawford Middle School, Henry Clay High School, Leestown Middle School, Lexington Traditional Magnet School, Locust Trace AgriScience Center, Tates Creek Middle School, The Learning Center, Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, Southern Middle School, Southside Technical Center, Winburn Middle School, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence, SCAPA at Bluegrass, Breckinridge Elementary School, Eastside Technical Center, and Sandersville Elementary School in Fayette County, and Owsley County Schools, and Paducah Independent Schools have been trained and have added the S.T.O.P.! TIPLINE (...Report Bullying, Violence and Risky Behavior Online) to their existing bully prevention programs, they want to offer to students and others the opportunity to share a tip with school administrators using their technology.

For more information:


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:

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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

  • Time to get prepared: September is National Preparedness Month – September 16, 2017 - Richmond Register - With September being National Preparedness Month, the Kentucky Department of Health reminds us to Be Ready, Be Steady, Show and Go! National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” ( 
  • Quarles Proclaims Sept. 17-23 Farm Safety, Health Week – Sept. 14, 2017 - SurfKY News - FRANKFORT, Ky. - Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to call attention to the hazards unique to farming... The KDA’s Farm & Home Safety Program travels to schools, civic groups, …. The program reaches some 1.5 million people a year. …
  • K9 On Duty At Boyle Co. High – Sept. 6, 2017 - LEX18 Lexington KY News – The newest member of the Boyle County Sheriff's Office is keeping students and faculty safe at Boyle County High School. The four-year-old German Shepherd named Petey … is more like a therapy dog than anything. Sellers is a School Resource Officer and Petey has helped build a bridge between him and the students. ...
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