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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

Coronavirus: CDC Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

COPS Office Grant Announcement

2017-18 School Safety Data ReportCOPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The 2020 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program designed to advance public safety through community policing by addressing the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide. CHP provides funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire existing career law enforcement officers and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. All local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.

Applications are due by March 11, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT. Please click here for more information on the 2020 COPS Hiring Program.

  • Community Policing Development (CPD) Program
  • Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.
  • Please click here for more information on the 2020 Community Policing Development program.
  • Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program
  • Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.
  • Please click here for more information on the 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program.
  • Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program
  • Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.
  • Please click here for more information on the 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program.
  • Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) Program
  • Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.
  • Please click here for more information on the 2020 Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance program.

SchoolSafety.govAnnouncing the launch of, a new website designed to help schools and communities prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools. Further information is available at the following link:
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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.

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

KCSS thanks all who participated in Our Safety Story Pledge...Kindness*Unity*Empathy:

Our Safety Story Pledge Map

Certificate of Achievement >1,000 Pledges: Floyd County, LaRue County, Pendleton County, Union County, McCreary County, Clinton County, Russell County, Warren County/ Bowling Green Independent, Campbell County/ Bellevue Independent/ Dayton Independent/ Ft. Thomas Independent/ Newport Independent/ Silver Grove Independent/ Southgate Independent, Muhlenberg County, Calloway County/ Murray Independent, Christian County, Johnson County/ Paintsville Independent, Bullitt County, Kenton County/ Beechwood Independent/ Covington Independent/ Erlanger-Elsmere Independent/ Ludlow Independent, Barren County/ Glasgow Independent/ Caverna Independent, Monroe County, Graves County/ Mayfield Independent, Breckinridge County/ Cloverport Independent, Boyd County/ Fairview Independent/ Ashland Independent, Henderson County, Marshall County, McCracken County/ Paducah Independent, Meade County, Hardin County/ West Point Independent/ Elizabethtown Independent, Boyle County/ Danville Independent/ Kentucky School for the Deaf, Grayson County

Click Here to Take the Our Safety Story Pledge...Kindness*Unity*Empathy

Click below to view a slideshow capturing Kentucky Safe Schools Week participation by students, educators, school support staff, parents, community members and other interested school safety supporters across the state. The slideshow ends with day-by-day images of how our pledges grew on the pledge map. The map’s growth is all due to your participation in this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week “Our Safety Story Pledge...Kindness*Unity*Empathy.” We cannot thank you enough for your support during this week of school safety awareness and all that you do to focus on safety every day.

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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Active Shooter Training Video

Active Shooter Training VideoActive 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:

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).

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