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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,

COPS Office FY 2016 COPS Hiring Program

COPS Office FY 2016 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Solicitation - NOW OPEN!

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is pleased to announce that the application period for the FY 2016 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is now open. Applications for this year's CHP solicitation must be completed and submitted by 7:59 PM, EDT on June 23, 2016. This year’s COPS Hiring Program has an overarching emphasis on implementing the recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

2016 Law Enforcement in Schools Conference

2016 Law Enforcement in Schools ConferenceJune 13th and 14th at the Perkins Building in Richmond. Online registration
  • Keynote Speaker – Monday, June 13th – Bernard James, Pepperdine University, School Law Expert (Flyer)
  • Keynote Speaker – Tuesday, June 14th – Bob Couchman, Internet Crimes Investigator
  • DARE Mandatory – Tuesday, June 14th (afternoon)

The audience of this conference is law enforcement officers assigned to schools (SROs, DARE, and crime prevention), school administrators, safe schools coordinators, school board attorneys, and DPPs.

2016 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers Awards

2016 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers AwardsThe 2016 Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) awards and scholarship applications are now available online! Please visit the website listed below for more information and to apply. SROs must be a member of KYASRO to apply for the scholarship.


Please email Lee Ann Morrison with any questions.

2016 System of Care Academy

2016 System of Care Academy Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact and Health Disparities across the System of Care
  • When: June 8-10 2016
  • Where: Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington, KY
  • Who: Primary care providers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, child care providers, Family Resource Youth Service Center staff, juvenile justice staff, community based services staff, public health staff, families/youth, and community members
  • Registration

For more information, email



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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).

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