Saturday March 24th 2018
Hot Topics Hot Topics
Calendar Calendar

    Take the Get Involved Pledge

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,

S.T.O.P.! Tipline Training

What is the S.T.O.P.! Tipline?

  • Online Reporting of Bullying, Violence, Risky Behavior etc…
  • Students, Staff or Community Members can send tips to school officials using technology
  • The S.T.O.P.! Tipline program is also provided “Free” to Kentucky School Districts

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
Link to 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

Winter Safety at School

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, Paducah Independent Schools, Cloverport Independent Schools, Hancock County Schools, John Paul II Catholic School, Newport Independent Schools, Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Clinton County Schools, Knox County Schools, Owensboro Independent Schools, Williamsburg Independent Schools, and Muhlenberg County 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:

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

  •  Bill to put mental health professionals in schools heads to the house floor (Frankfort, KY) – March 14, 2018 - WCLU- …. The bill requires school districts to have one mental health professional for every 1,500 students. … one goal under the bill would be to give each child a sense of belonging and a trusted adult to go to, which could prevent …
  • Districts learn about free tipline for school safety – March 8, 2018 – KYStandard - The S.T.O.P. Tipline (Safety Tipline, Online Prevention) allows students, parents and community members to report bullying, violence or risky behaviors using an online form. The service is offered free to districts by the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS). ... Karen McCuiston, resource center director for KCSS, met with several regional school districts …
  • Knox Co. Public Schools taking several steps to create safe ... - March 1, 2018 - Morehead News - To access the STOP Tipline, you can visit the district's website ... and click on the big red stop icon to submit the anonymous tip. It is also accessible through the school district's app for iPhone or Android...  
  • More News...