Lake's Schools, police and fire collaborate for student safetyFocus on student support, intervention and communication ARLENE HULTEN | DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONTIONS, LSSD Last May, Police Chief Randy Celori and Lake Stevens Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Burgess attended a Chief Executive Officer two-day Safe School Training developed by the Department of Justice, which focused on student support, intervention, communication and safety.
This summer a team from schools along with leaders from the police, fire and probation departments attended a five-day training in Appleton, Wisconsin that will initiate implementation of the most current safety standards for our schools.
Lake Stevens was one of eight teams across the nation that was selected for this training through an application process initiated by Chief Celori. Subsequent to the Interagency Team Planning Meeting, Police Officer Harold Britton, Lake Stevens High School's School Resource Officer, will receive training with other resource officers across the nation.
The Interagency Team meeting covered the following topics in depth during the program: Schools & Crime, Self-Assessment, Enforcement and Control, Prevention and Intervention, Developing Strategies, Legal Issues, School Safety Planning, and Building Safe School Capacity.
Lake's Interagency Team developed goals to implement for the upcoming school year based on the strategies developed at the May CEO meeting and specific information presented by the Justice Department. The following includes our goal and a brief list of the work that will be accomplished this year.
School Safety Leadership Training with the goal of institutionalizing proactive communication and strategies to prevent juvenile crime and violence.
•Develop current job description and roles/responsibilities for SRO’s
•Define Mission Statement
•Expand Interagency relationships with DHSH/Probation and Snohomish
County Prosecuting Attorney Juvenile Division
•Update MOU between District and
•Identify additional subgroups within agencies to include in communication network
•Review Rapid Responder/Emergency
•Interagency Agreement signed to share and communicate information
•Build Public Awareness of Program
•Develop law enforcement training
•Share information within all schools