New York State Police

School Safety Programs

The School and Community Outreach Unit (SCOU) has maintained a statewide presence in school and community safety through its many safety-related initiatives and partnerships. To address the rapidly changing school environment, the SCOU continually updates available programs so that each is timely and relevant. These programs, are designed to help identify, head-off, respond to, and/or cope with the myriad of issues that face schools today. In adopting an all-hazards approach to school safety, schools, communities, and law enforcement can remain proactive in preventing, responding to, and mitigating any crisis that might befall a school.

School and Community Outreach Coordinators (SCOCs) are assigned to Troops A, B, C, D, E, F, G, K, and Headquarters, and present to schools, community and business groups. They are well versed in the intricacies of school safety and security, crime prevention and deterrence, and effective crisis response.

SCOCs are uniquely qualified to offer the following programs, and can be contacted through their respective Troop Headquarters.

Download the SCOU program brochure.

New York State School Safety Guide (NYSSSG)
For: School personnel      Time: 2 hours

"If You See Something, Say Something"
For: Students Grades 6-8 & 9-12     Time: 1 hour

Incident Command System (ICS) - The Basics
For: School personnel      Time: 1 hour

Threat Assessment for Schools
For: School personnel      Time: 2 hours

Current Drug Trends
For: School personnel, parents, and caregivers     Time: 1 hours

Teens and Technology
For: Parents, caregivers, and students      Time: 1 hour

Teen Driving
For: Students     Time: 1.5 hours

Bullying and Cyberbullying
For: School personnel, parents, caregivers, and students      Time: 1 hour

School Safety Audit
For: School personnel      Time: 3+ hours

Workplace Violence
For: Businesses, Community Groups, School Administration and Staff     Time: 1 hour

Internet Safety for Parents & Caregivers
For: Parents & Caregivers     Time: 1 hour