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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,

Newly Revised Emergency Management Resource Guide


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


2017 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers Awards



Is there an outstanding School Resource Officer or Educator/School Administrator in your department or school system? The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers is taking nominations for:

  • Kentucky School Resource Officer of the Year (There will only be one overall SRO of the Year award given this year. KYASRO has discontinued the regional award process).
  • Educator/School Administrator of the Year
  • Rookie SRO of the Year

Download award application (PDF)

Please email Lee Ann Morrison or call 1-859-622-3482 with any questions.

1,000 Pledge Certificate Recipients

Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainingsWe want to congratulate the districts with over 1,000 pledges. Certificates have been sent out to the following districts: Boyd County School District, Calloway County School District, Floyd County School District, Henry County School District, Lawrence County School District, McCracken County School District, McCreary County School District, Russell County School District

Law Enforcement in Schools Conference

Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainingsMARK YOUR CALENDARS: “Law Enforcement in Schools Conference”
June 20 – 21, 2017
EKU Perkins Building, Richmond, KY
Watch for details for this event at and

Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainings

Kentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainingsKentucky Center for School Safety Fall semester regional trainings:
A variety of topics are available.
Check it out!
To register for any of these trainings, go to
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School Safety Resource & Research

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

  • Ohio State University... 11 hospitalized after campus ... Nov. 28, 2016 – CNN - Ohio State University officials lauded the efforts of Officer Alan Horujko, 28, in stopping Monday's attacker before he could injure more people. …
  • DCHS to Host 'CPR in Schools' Training – Nov. 17, 2016 - SurfKY News - OWENSBORO, Ky. - Daviess County High School will host a launch “CPR in Schools” training session ... All high schools in Kentucky are required to provide Hands Only CPR instruction to students enrolled in health or physical education classes … 
  • Kentucky now requires its students to learn CPR before graduation – Nov. 9, 2016 – WCPO - Kentucky has implemented a variety of initiatives in recent years aimed at improving college and career readiness, but a new requirement this school year will also help prepare students for medical emergencies. …
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