The School Safety Program was established for the purpose of placing School Resource Officers (SRO) and Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO) on school grounds to contribute to safe school environments that are conducive to teaching and learning. Through comprehensive prevention and intervention approaches, School Safety Program funded 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 instruction and training. Officers develop positive interactive relationships with the students, the staff, and the community that they serve. This proactive, prevention-based program is cultivated through collaborative working partnerships between officers, school administration, teachers, and police and juvenile probation departments.
The School Safety Program has the following goals and objectives:
2019 School Safety Program awards can be viewed at: https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=595674313217e112a4d781a8.
Applications were to be submitted by September 27, 2019 and April 15, 2020. The next opportunity to apply will be spring, 2023.