Safe Schools Partnership

The Safe Schools Initiative is the liaison between the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD) and the Baltimore County Public Schools. The Safe Schools Initiative works closely with staff in coordinating all programs and services provided to the school system by BCoPD. This inter-agency partnership is designed to help ensure the maintenance of safe and orderly learning environments in all schools and offices. The Safe Schools Initiative also develops high quality Site-based Emergency Plans in order for all inter-agency partners know exactly how they are to respond to an emergency.

Additionally, the Safe Schools Program:

  • Consults with school administrators, staff, and parents on safety issues 
  • Coordinates Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
  • Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Programs 
  • Assists with establishing protocols for the management of emergencies 
  • Assists with the implementation of the School Resource Officers' (SRO) Program
    • SROs serve as:
      • law related educators;
      • mentors/counselors; and,
      • law-enforcers.