The Center provides FREE training and resources to assist schools in making safety a priority. Our comprehensive catalog of basic and specialty school safety training courses have been designed to consider the unique needs of Arkansas schools and communities. A proactive approach to responding to crime and violence, both on the school campus and within the community, is emphasized.

These courses are available to both Arkansas law enforcement and Arkansas school personnel, including administrators, teachers, staff, counselors, and school security officers.

The following is an at-a-glance list of the classes available through June 2021:

FEBRUARY

Standard Response Protocol/Standard Reunification Method (SRP/SRM)
February 12 / Virtual

Strategic Communications for Interacting with Juveniles
February 16 / Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Youth Mental Health First Aid
February 19 / Southeast AR Education Cooperative

School Site Safety Assessment & Audit Training
February 26 / ASU @ Mountain Home

MARCH

Planning, Conducting & Analyzing Emergency Crisis Plans
March 3 / Arkansas River Education Cooperative

Schools & Suicide: Prevention and Postvention
March 5 / Southwest AR Education Cooperative

SRO I Basic
This program will be delivered over the course of five months at the Criminal Justice Institute.
March 17 (Day One) / April 14 (Day Two) / May 19 (Day Three) / June 16 (Day Four) / June 30 (Day Five)

School Site Safety Assessment & Audit Training
March 19 / Cutter Morning Star School District

Solo Engagement Response to an Active Killer
March 22-24 / Paragould School District

High Expectations: Youth and Addiction
March 31 / Greenwood Police Department

APRIL

Managing Gangs in Schools
April 6 / Criminal Justice Institute

Victimization of Youth
April 6 / Criminal Justice Institute

Youth Mental Health First Aid
April 9 / Crowley’s Ridge Education Cooperative

School Site Safety Assessment & Audit Training
April 23 / Nettleton School District

Understanding Juvenile Law
April 27 / Wilbur D. Mills Education Coop

MAY

Juvenile Takeover of Social Media Investigations & Internet Safety
May 4 / Northwest AR  Education Service Cooperative

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) for Schools
May 11-13 / Criminal Justice Institute

JUNE

SRO II Intermediate
June 7-10 / Criminal Justice Institute

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
June 21 / South Central AR Education Cooperative

SRO I Basic 
June 21-25 / TBD

In addition to our scheduled classes, the Center accepts training requests from school districts in need of a specific school safety course in their area. The Center also provides free Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training and Youth Mental Health First Aid training to any requesting school district in the state.

To request training in your school or school district, contact:
Vicki French, ACSS Coordinator / 501-570-8098 • [email protected]