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School Safety Resources

A variety of informative and helpful resources on the topic of school violence and safety are listed below. The following sites are not endorsed by the Metropolitan Police Department. They are intended to provide parents, students, teachers and others with a range of information and resources they can use to help address this serious issue.

Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in US Schools

A guide for schools and law enforcement agencies from the National Institute of Justice.

Be Safe and Sound Campaign

A public education campaign from the National Crime Prevention Council that seeks to raise awareness of school safety and security issues and provide concrete measures that parents, community members, and educators can take to make schools safer and more secure.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

This Colorado-based program focuses on the nexus between safe communities and safe schools.

DCPS School Safety Advisory - School Security

DCPS Student Safety

Comprehensive safety and preparedness information provided by the DC Public Schools.

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

This comprehensive document, published by the US Department of Education and the US Department of Justice, offers early warning, prevention, intervention and crisis response information.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety

A collaboration of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Educational Statistics provides data, strategies and a safety checklist for parents.

National Alliance for Safe Schools

Provides a variety of research, training, and technical assistance information.

National Association for School Resource Officers

The official website of teh nation's leading not-for-profit organization for school security/safety professionals offers a variety of information and resources. 

National School Safety Center​

The Center offers a wide range of services, statistics, publications, training, and resources on the issue of school safety. The site also includes a report on all school-related killings in the United States since 1992.

Safe Schools Coalition

A partnership of organizations that seek to promote tolerance in schools by providing resources for students, parents, schools and communities.

School Safety Resources

Various school safety resources assembled by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

mcgruffThis nationwide campaign is designed to encourage middle school and high school students to reject gun violence.


For more information or to report suspicious activity, contact the National Crime Prevention Council Online Resource Center