AZ School Safety Program

The School Safety Program is established within the Arizona Department of Education to support, promote, and enhance safe and effective learning environments for all students by supporting the costs of placing school resource officers, juvenile probation officers, school counselors, and school social workers on school campuses. Through a collaborative partnership, the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Bar Foundation provide School Safety Program sites who have been awarded SROs or JPOs with training, resources and technical assistance to help them effectively meet the goals and objectives outlined in the Arizona School Safety Program Guidance Manual.

School Safety Program officers maintain a visible presence on campus; deter delinquent and violent behaviors; serve as an available resource to the school community; and provide students and staff with Law-Related Education (LRE) instruction and training. The goal of LRE is to prepare students for responsible citizenship by promoting the development of those characteristics that lead to healthy behavior. LRE is the instruction about rules, laws and the legal system which actively involves the students towards its goal.

To see if your school is a School Safety Program funded site, click on the following site lists.

ADE
Arizona Department of Education

Connect to the Arizona Department of Education's School Safety Program website.

Ask the Expert
Ask The Expert

Register here for online workshops that connect sites to experts on various school related topics

For the Classroom
For the Classroom

LawForKids offers resources to assist educators in teaching students about the law.

LRE Academy
LRE Academy

The LRE Academy equips educators with research based tools to effectively implement law related education.

LRE Free Resources
LRE Free Resources

Order free educational resources.

LRE Lessons
LRE Lessons

Ready to learn? Start by exploring our program's free downloadable lessons!

LRE Videos
LRE Videos

Video Resourcse that aim to explain a subject in an informative way.

Nominate LRE Officer
Nominate an LRE Officer of the Year

Know an officer who has made an exceptional contribution to your community through law related education? Nominate them!

activity log
SSP Activity Log

Access the ADE approved activity log.

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SSP Guidance Manual

Learn more information, including requirements.

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Training

Learn more about and register for the required SSP trainings.

Training Scholarships
Training Scholarships

Scholarships to attend training for free offered to educators from School Safety Sites.