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 2015 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.

i. School Safety Program Guidance Manual
ii. Weekly Activity Log and Instructions
iii. Officer Performance Assessment Tool for Administrators
iv. LRE Checklist and Observation Form
v. School Safety Program Operational Plan – pdf
School Safety Program Operational Plan – Excel
vi. Operational Plan Checklist
vii. School Safety Assessment and Prevention Team (SSAPT) Model Agenda
Related Arizona Laws
Reference: ARS 15-153, ARS 15-154, ARS 15-155
Web Links
i. Register here for Leadership and New Officer Trainings
ii. Register here for Advanced
LRE Academies
iii. United States Department of Education (USEd)
iv. Law For Kids
v. Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
vi. Multi-hazard Safety Program for
vii. National Clearinghouse
for Educational Facilities
viii. Center for Problem Oriented Policing
ix. Center for Safe and Responsible Internet
x. Crimes Against Children Research
xi. International Association of Chiefs
of Police
xii. National Institute on Drug Abuse
xiii. National School Safety Center
xiv. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
xv. Center for Effective
Collaboration and Practice
xvi. Youth Crime Watch
xii. Bully Police