School Safety Program Training Protocol


To insure a successful program training for all participants, please plan on adhering to the following guidelines during your School Safety Program Training.

1.       Arrive on Time and Attend the Training in its Entirety. If you arrive late or leave early, you may be asked to attend the same training during the same school year to fulfill the annual training requirement.

2.       Maintain Minimal Usage of Electronic Devices. It is understood that you must remain in contact with your school site. However, if you are experiencing a high volume of calls, emails, and/or text that require your attention, you will be encouraged to exit the training to return to your school as it requires your focus. You will then need to register and attend another training to fulfill your annual training requirement.

3.       Refrain from Sidebar Conversation. We encourage networking and appreciate enthusiasm for the program. In order to benefit from the expertise of the faculty, please limit side conversations to breaks and lunches so that the content provided during the presentations can be heard by all participants.

4.       Determine the Correct Training Attendance. School Safety Program Administrators, Agency Supervisors, District Supervisors, and officers are required to attend annual training. Specific trainings are required for each person. Please refer to the table below to ensure you are attending the correct training. Attending the incorrect training, will NOT fulfill your training requirement.


Arizona Department of Education

Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 School Safety Program Training Schedule



Required to Attend


Dates and Times


Leadership Training: Connecting the Pieces with the School Safety Program

(Year 1)


This one day workshop covers the program’s philosophy, requirements, individual stakeholder roles, and school safety related topics.



District Administrator, School Administrator (Principal and Principal’s Designee), and Agency Supervisor new to the program in FY 2017.


Any of the above who were new in FY 2016 but did not attend this training in FY 2016.



September 13, 2016

8.00 to 4.30


November 15, 2016

8.00 to 4.30


January 24, 2017

8.00 to 4.30




Building an Exceptional School Safety Program: Tools for Success

(Year 2)


This 90-minute interactive webinar provides participants with useful, relevant hands-on tools and demonstrates how to use those tools to build and maintain an exceptional School Safety Program.



Principal or Principal’s Designee who attended the Leadership training in FY 2016.


Principal or Principal’s Designee who missed their Year 2 training requirement in FY 2016. This person must also meet their Year 3 training requirement.



September 27, 2016

9.00 to 10.30


September 29, 2016

1.00 to 2.30




Enhancing Your Operational Plan: Coordinating Efforts, Programs, and Activities

(Year 3)


This half day workshop guides participants through designing an operational plan that coordinates efforts of the SSAPT with other appropriate prevention and intervention programs and activities.



Principal or Principal’s Designee who attended the Webinar in FY 2016.


September 19, 2016

12:00 to 4:00


October 6, 2016

8:00 to 12:00




New Officer Training


This four day workshop covers community oriented policing, the role of school-based officers, and an introduction to Law Related Education (LRE).



Officer new to the program in FY 2017.


Officer new to the program in FY 2016 who did not attend this training in FY 2016.


September 13-16, 2016

8.00 to 4.00


January 24-27, 2017

8.00 to 4.00




Advanced LRE Academy




Continuing Officer.


Upon completion of New Officer Training, officers are required to attend an Advanced LRE Academy through the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.




Following these guidelines will ensure participants receive all of the necessary information to implement an effective School Safety Program.