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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,

2018 Safe Schools Coordinators Symposium

Mark your calendars! The Kentucky Center for School Safety, in partnership with EKU’s College of Justice and Safety, is sponsoring a one day free school safety symposium geared for safe schools coordinators. Kentucky experts will provide sessions on issues that are paramount for safe schools coordinators. Some topics that will be offered are mental health/threat assessments, community relations, human trafficking, vulnerability and active shooter, bus vulnerability, and other great topics. Trent Lovett, Superintendent of Marshall County will be our Keynote Speaker. EILA credit will be awarded.

When: Wednesday, Sept 26th
Where: Eastern Kentucky University, Perkins Building
Check-in: 8-8:25 a.m.
Symposium Time 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: No charge. A lunch will be provided
To register, click here

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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
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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

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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

National Summit on School Safety Tip Lines


S.T.O.P.! TiplineNational Summit on School Safety Tip Lines
June 25-27, 2018
State of Oregon Department of Public Safety
Standards and Training, Salem, Oregon
To register, click here

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


S.T.O.P.! TiplineSince January 1, 2018, KCSS is proud to announce that the following partnerships have been added to the S.T.O.P.! Tipline: Newport Independent Schools, Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Clinton County Schools, Knox County Schools, Owensboro Independent Schools, Williamsburg Independent Schools, Muhlenberg County Schools, Allen County Schools, Christian County Schools, Dayton Independent Schools, Garrard County Schools, Red Bird Mission School, Trigg County Schools, Nelson County Schools, Breckinridge County Schools, Owen County Schools, Nicholas County Schools, Corbin Independent Schools, Jackson County Schools, Walton-Verona Independent, Fulton Independent Schools, Bowling Green Independent Schools, Clark County Schools, Russellville Independent Schools, Grant County Schools, and Wayne County Schools and in Fayette County: Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary School, Julius Marks Elementary School, Cassidy Elementary School, Wellington Elementary School, Russell Cave Elementary School, Deep Springs Elementary School, Arlington Elementary School, Lansdowne Elementary School, Maxwell Elementary School, Ashland Elementary School, Booker T. Washington Elementary School, Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School, Picadome Elementary School, Southern Elementary School, Coventry Oak Elementary School, Glendover Elementary School, Northern Elementary School, Mary Todd Elementary School, Squires Elementary School, Stonewall Elementary School, Dixie Elementary Magnet School, James Lane Allen Elementary School, and Clays Mill Elementary School

For 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:

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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

  • Closer Look: Schools get enhanced security for new year - August 11, 2018 – Winchester Sun – Supt. Paul Christy said school safety has always been an integral aspect of CCPS’s mission… CCPS is now a part of the S.T.O.P Tipline, a 24/7 safety tip line and online prevention program designed for use as an online reporting and prevention tool. The Kentucky Center for School Safety provides the tipline to all participating Kentucky schools.
  • Kentucky school safety director announces support for Fayette County security plan – July 18, 2018 – WKYT - LEXINGTON, Ky. - Executive Director of Kentucky's Center for School Safety Jon Akers says he is backing Fayette County's multi-faceted approach to making schools safer.
  • New Guide - Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model – July 2018 – U.S. Secret Service – This operational guide was developed to provide fundamental direction on how to prevent incidents of targeted school violence... The content in this guide is based on information developed by the U.S. Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division, National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC).  
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