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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

Just released: 2017-18 School Safety Data Report

2017-18 School Safety Data ReportThe Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released its 2017-18 School Safety Data Report, examining law violations committed in Kentucky’s public schools.

Kentucky Safe Schools Week 2019

Our Safety Story Pledge Map...Kindness*Unity*Empathy

KCSS thanks all who are participating in the online Our Safety Story Pledge across Kentucky:

Click Here to Take the Our Safety Story Pledge...Kindness*Unity*Empathy
Click Here to Check Your County's Statistics

Our Safety Story Pledge Map

>1,000 Pledges: Floyd County, LaRue County, Pendleton County
500-999 Pledges: Union County, Lewis County, McCreary County, Russell County
250-499 Pledges: Marion County, Hardin County/ West Point Independent/ Elizabethtown Independent, Marshall County, Calloway County/ Murray Independent, Logan County/ Russellville Independent, Cumberland County, Monroe County
50-249 Pledges: Magoffin County, Mercer County/ Burgin Independent, Robertson County, Kenton County/ Beechwood Independent/ Covington Independent/ Erlanger-Elsmere Independent/ Ludlow Independent, Webster County, Graves County/ Mayfield Independent, Butler County, Carlisle County, Bullitt County, Hopkins County/ Dawson Springs Independent, Trimble County, Greenup County/ Raceland-Worthington Independent/ Russell Independent

Kentucky Center for School Safety Receives William Nallia Award

Kentucky SB 1 SigningThe KASA Board of Directors selected the Kentucky Center for School Safety as the 2019 recipient of the William Nallia Award

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COPS Office Grant Program Updates

COPS Office Grant Program UpdatesCOPS Hiring Program (CHP), Community Policing Development
Microgrants Program launching soon…

Once the solicitations are open, we will send a notice with links to all of the appropriate materials. Please take this opportunity to prepare for the upcoming solicitations by gathering required information and documentation. Helpful advice can be found here - Preparing to Apply.

Please stay tuned for additional details and visit our website at for information about these and other COPS Office programs.

Active Shooter Training Video

Video Instructions on administering NaloxoneActive Shooter Training Video
The Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) has officially released the Active Shooter Training video as required by Senate Bill 1. Please see the link below to access this required training video. Please be reminded that any staff member (certified, classified or paraprofessional) who will have contact with students must view this video/training. For more information contact Ben Wilcox, School Security Marshal, DOCJT
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Kentucky SB 1 Signing

Kentucky SB 1 SigningOn Wednesday, March 27, Governor Matt Bevin ceremoniously signed Senate Bill 1, also known as the School Safety and Resiliency Act, into law.

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School Resource Officer Awards

Ray Chumbler Ray Chumbler receives the region 2 meritorious service award

School Resource Officer AwardsIt is with great pleasure that we would like to announce the 2019 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers award winners. The award ceremony took place at the annual Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) Leadership Institute at the Galt House in Louisville, KY on Wednesday, July 17th at 11:30.

These awards are well deserved and we are very proud of each nomination we received!

  • Tony Likins, Anderson County KYASRO School Resource Officer of the Year (View image on The Anderson News Facebook)
  • William Schwartz, Kenton County Educator of the Year
  • Bill Rudie, Fairview Ind.
    KYASRO Award of Merit
  • Chris Shelton, Warren County
    KYASRO Award of Merit
  • Senator Max Wise
    KYASRO President’s Award

E-cigarettes, "Vapes" and JUULs: What Schools Should Know

E-cigarettes, Vapes and JUULs: What Schools Should KnowE-cigarettes, "Vapes" and JUULs: What Schools Should Know
Information on e-cigarettes, "vapes" and JUULs for schools to learn more about what they are, why kids use them and health risks. (American Lung Association)

Handout for schools – American Lung Association

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).

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