Law and Public Safety

Law and Public Safety

The Safe Schools Partnership
of St. Louis County, Missouri

The St. Louis County Police Department has been a driving force behind the Safe Schools Partnership of St. Louis County since its inception during the 1998-1999 school year. A collaborative agreement between the Department and area police departments, school districts, and other concerned agencies, the goal of the Partnership is nothing less than assuring the safety of our children.

Here is some information on the Partnership, taken from its organizing documents.

The Vision

We have a vision of a world where children and adolescents can attend school free of any fear about their safety and well-being.

We see a world where students attend school to experience an academic and social interaction that will enrich and enhance their lives and guide them towards becoming honorable and productive citizens in our society.

The Mission

It is the mission of the Safe Schools Partnership to promote a safe school environment for all students, faculty, administration and parents. This mission grows as a proactive response to the threat of violent tragedies witnessed across America over the past few years where students, most often children and some adolescents, committed horrific crimes in the school against classmates and faculty.

It is the belief of this Partnership that there is no justification for tolerance of violent acts or the threat of violence. Creating a peaceful and productive school environment can be accomplished by facilitating a collaborative effort between the school districts, police departments, members of the family court system, legislators, students, family members, friends, mental health professionals and other appropriate community resources.

The Safe Schools Partnership fulfills its mission by providing a primary partnership between schools and the police departments to:

  1. Create a proactive, community-wide initiative to provide a safe environment in which our children can maximize their potential;
  2. Provide a collective voice to assure every student and parent that violence in our schools is unacceptable;
  3. Develop practical methods which can assist in the early identification of potential problems and work to resolve the underlying issues which contribute to school violence;
  4. Support a “zero tolerance” approach to those individuals who commit violent acts in our schools.

Further Information

The following resources may be accessed by the links below, or from the menu to the right. All marked (PDF) are in Adobe Acrobat format.

  • Current Partners List (PDF)
    A list of the current agencies making up the Safe Schools Partnership of St. Louis County, Missouri - effective 3/12.
  • Safe Schools Manual (PDF - 603k)
    An outline of the history, organizational structure, and membership of the Safe Schools Partnership, along with a list of specific tasks to be handled and resource information - effective 3/12.
  • Safe Schools Act Overview (PDF)
    A synopsis of the legislation that established the Safe Schools Initiative.
  • Links to St. Louis County Schools
    A collection of hyperlinks to St. Louis County school districts, maintained by St. Louis County Government.
  • National School Safety Center
    The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. The site includes a wide variety of resources for both parents and educators.

Safe Schools Hotline: (314) 889-SAFE (7233)



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Emergency Calls: Call 911
Non-Emergency Reporting / General Information: (314) 889-2341
TDD: (314) 889-2345



Contact

Safe Schools Hotline:

(314) 889-SAFE (7233)

Related Links

Safe Schools Partnership Manual (PDF 603k)
Current Partners List (PDF)
(From 2012 Partnership Manual)
MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Safe Schools Act Statute Links
Safe Schools Act Overview (PDF)
National School Safety Center

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