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    I. PREVENTION/MITIGATION

    Safety and Security Standards

    The Safety and Security Department monitors trends related to school safety and security and coordinates the District response with community emergency responders. The department researches and recommends best practices related to school safety and security, develops necessary prevention programs, and assists schools and administrators in evaluating school safety data.


    II. PREPAREDNESS

    Training

    The Safety and Security Department provides information and training in security and safety issues. Training topics include first aid, verbal deescalation and conflict management, critical incident management, child abuse and other safety courses. Additionally, written safety materials for staff, student and parents are also available.

    III. RESPONSE

    Alarm Office

    The Safety and Security Department monitors and responds to schools 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The alarm office monitors district alarms and systems, monitors and responds to suspicious activities and coordinates with community emergency responders during off hours.

    School Security Specialists

    Secondary schools are assigned school security specialist(s) that respond to critical incidents in schools, de-escalate and intervene in volatile situations, and investigate and file security incident reports.

    Division Tactical Specialists

    Division Tactical Specialists respond to requests for assistance. Depending on the situation, one or more units may be immediately dispatched. In case your school has no security due to illness or other reasons, Division Tactical Specialists can assist during lunch periods and dismissal time, if available.

    Investigation

    The Security Investigator develops information regarding cases of property damage/loss, determines causes, assesses loss, briefs schools on current and on-going investigations, and secures evidence.

    STAT Team

    The School Threat Assessment Team (STAT) members are trained and
    experienced in threat assessment and case management. The role of the team is to assist school administrators, staff, students and families when a student is placed on Emergency Exclusion for Safety Reasons. The team assists schools in investigations, completing risk assessments, coordinating additional evaluation services, makes recommendations on Safety and Behavior Plans and provides various other case management services.


    IV.RECOVERY

    Critical Incident Debriefing

    After critical incidents, the Safety and Security Department provides schools with resources to support the emotional needs of staff, students and parents/guardians.

    Operational Critiques

    Each critical incident is an opportunity to review performance and standards. The Safety and Security Department assists schools and administrators with reviewing performance and updating skills.

    Contact Us

    Safety and Security
    phone 206-252-0707
    fax 206-252-0626
    email:
    securityoff@seattleschools.org
    This office is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Safe Schools Hotline:
    206-252-0510