The Arkansas Center for School Safety offers a one-day program—the School Safety Coordinator Academy—that will assist those individuals serving as School Safety Coordinators in learning the best practices associated with their role.

What is a School Safety Coordinator?

School Safety Coordinators play a critical role in helping to establish and maintain a culture of school safety compliance for educators and school staff.

As a result, the Arkansas School Safety Commission has recommended as a best practice that all school districts must have a school safety coordinator on each campus, who is a part of the district school safety security team.

The School Safety Coordinator conducts security audits, reviews emergency operation plans, and coordinates with law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services during a campus event. The Coordinator is also responsible for tornado, fire, and earthquake lockdown drills.

Who should serve in this role?

While it is the responsibility of each school district to assign individuals to this role, any individual on campus who has interest in security/safety and risk management can perform these duties for their school under the direct supervision of the school principal, who remains the ultimate, primary individual responsible for building security and student safety.

Through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and in collaboration with key stakeholders, the Arkansas Center for School Safety (ACSS) has developed this seven-hour FREE training to assist School Safety Coordinators in assuming this role on campus.

Curriculum Outline

  • Roles and Responsibilities (2 Hours)
  • School Safety Commission and Best Practices (1.5 Hours)
  • School Safety Laws and Legislation (1.5 Hours)
  • Compliance and Accountability (1 Hour)
  • Incident Command and Best Practices (1 Hour)

April 17, 2024
Dawson Education Service Cooperative
711 Clinton Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Prior to attending this course, participants are required to complete the FEMA IS-100C: Introduction to the Incident Command System course. This two-hour course can be completed online at no cost.

QUESTIONS? Contact Mitchell Regnas @ 501.570.8036.