School Safety Program

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    The School Safety Program is a state-funded grant that places School Resource Officers (SROs) and/or Juvenile Probation Officers (JPOs) in selected schools to contribute to safe school environments that are conducive to teaching and learning. School Safety Program officers maintain a visible presence on campus; deter delinquent and violent behaviors; serve as an available resource to the school community; and provide students and staff with Law-Related Education (LRE) instruction and training. The goal of LRE is to prepare students for responsible citizenship by promoting the development of those characteristics that lead to healthy behavior. LRE is the instruction about rules, laws and the legal system which actively involves the students towards its goal.

FY 2018 School Safety Program Competitive Application Announcement 

Available March 2, 2017 – April 13, 2017

Online Application is Accessible through GME

Register TODAY for Application Training

Application Training PowerPoint 


FY 2017 School Safety Program Awards

School Safety Program Resources

Below is a list of forms for you to download. Click document type that best fits your needs.

School Safety Program Guidance Manual

SSP Tools for Success “Toolbox”

  1. LRE Best Practices Tool
  2. Officer Performance Assessment Tool for Administrators
  3. Operational Plan Checklist
  4. Operational Plan Template
  5. SSAPT Model Agenda
  6. SSP Weekly Activity Log & Instructions
  7. Data Resources
  8. Campus Concerns
  9. Data Story Form
  10. Designing an Exceptional Plan Tools for Success Webinar

Related Arizona Laws

Reference: ARS 15-153, ARS 15-154, ARS 15-155

Web Links

  1. Register here for Leadership and New Officer Trainings
  2. Register here for Advanced
    LRE Academies
  3. United States Department of Education (USEd)
  4. Law For Kids
  5. Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  6. Multi-hazard Safety Program for Schools
  7. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
  8. Center for Problem Oriented Policing
  9. Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
  10. Crimes Against Children Research Center
  11. International Association of Chiefs of Police
  12. National Institute on Drug Abuse
  13. National School Safety Center
  14. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  15. Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
  16. Youth Crime Watch
  17. Bully Police