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Safe Schools Partnership

"One of the primary concerns of the St. Louis County Police Department is the continued safety of our children. It is important to have a safety plan in place before an incident may occur. ... Working together, we can significantly enhance our children's safety while greatly adding to their physical and mental well-being."

Colonel Jon Belmar
Chief of Police

The infamous Columbine school shooting in April of 1999 changed forever the manner law enforcement and schools interact within the school setting.

Safe Schools ProgramSince its inception, the St. Louis County Police Department has been a leader in the establishment of the Safe Schools Partnership. That partnership was formed out of that tragic event in order to create an effective working relationship between our schools and police. The primary goal of this collaboration was to provide as safe an environment as possible for our children.

The Partnership is described in the pages accessed from the menu to the left. There is general information about the initiative and information on the Safe Schools Hotline. To the right are links to the downloadable manual describing the operations of the Partnership, as well as links to other school safety resources available on the Internet.

Back to School Safety Tips

With each new school year, there are many situations children may face. Educating your children about general safety rules can greatly add to their physical and mental well-being. Parents are the most important resource in the educational process, which should begin at home.

The Department has published a number of safety guides for parents, including the popular brochure Back to School Safety Tips - A Parents' Guide, which can be accessed by clicking the title. This brochure provides a variety of tips to assist you in maintaining a safe environment for your children during the school year.

Other Safety and Informational Brochures produced by the St. Louis County Police Department, including a number addressing the safety of children, can be found at:

We have also included some links to resources for helping to assure safe use of the Internet at:

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

St. Louis County Police Department

7900 Forsyth Blvd

Clayton, MO 63105

Emergency Calls: Call 911

Non-Emergency Reporting / General Information: (636) 529-8210

TDD: (636) 529-8220 


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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