2024 School Safety Academy

OSS is hosting the fourth School Safety Academy virtually this year, from June 3rd to 7th. 

Attendees will gain foundational knowledge on fundamental principles of school safety.




Supporting Safe and Positive Colorado Schools

The Office of School Safety provides Colorado schools and communities with the tools and resources to create safe and positive school environments for all Colorado students, pre-kindergarten through higher education.

The three units of the Office of School Safety support Colorado schools:

  • - The School Safety Resource Center provides resources, consultation, training, and technical assistance -

  • - The Crisis Unit training school personnel responds to critical incidents and assists when called upon -

  • - The Grants Unit researches and manages grant opportunities for schools -

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Colorado Interagency Working Group on School Safety


School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC)

The mission of the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) is to assist educators, emergency responders, community organizations, school mental health professionals, parents and students to create safe, positive and successful school environments for Colorado students in all pre K-12 and higher education schools.





OSS Crisis Unit

The Crisis Unit is established in the Office of School Safety to provide crisis response training to school personnel and make available mental health professionals on a limited basis to assist in the aftermath of a critical incident, when requested.

OSS Grants Unit

The Grants Unit is established in the Office of School Safety to manage available school safety grant funding from state and federal authorities and provide grant training and consultation to schools across Colorado.


Accessibility, Interpretation and Translation Support


Accessibility, Interpretation and Translation Support

The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) is dedicated to providing welcoming, inclusive, and accessible services to all Coloradans and beyond.


Upcoming OSS Events

All OSS EventsDate

MAY 2024

Networking Group for Managing Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB)Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 2PM MT
CTAMP Professionals DiscussionTuesday, May 14, 2024, 2PM MT
Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Summer Safety SymposiumFriday, May 31, 2024

JUNE 2024

School Safety Specialist AcademyJune 3 - 7, 2024
SRO Supervisors' TrainingJune 10, 11, 12, 2024

JULY 2024

2024 NASRO Advanced SRO TrainingWednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 24, 25 and 26, 2024


2024 NASRO Advanced TrainingMonday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5, 6 and 7, 2024

*** Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. As part of this commitment, OSS will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to enable all people to engage fully in our trainings, meetings and events. To request accommodations, please send an email directly to CDPS_School_Safety_Center@state.co.us at least two weeks before the event. Please make sure also to let the Center know if you need any of the materials in an alternative format. Thank you! *** 

All media requests need to be directed to Paula Vargas 303.239.4442 or Paula.Vargas@state.co.us


What's New?

The School Safety Resource Center, in the Office of School Safety, has two positions open:

What's Popular

OSS Online Search Document Library

OSS Online Search Document Library

In order to provide easier access to search for and find training, guidelines, articles, assessment tools, and other resources, OSS has created this Online Search Document Library repository.



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Claire Davis School Safety Act

This Act imposes a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for schools if a school fails to exercise “reasonable care” to protect all students, faculty and staff from “reasonably foreseeable” acts of violence that occurs at school or a school-sponsored activity. Learn More about Claire Davis School Safety Act (C.R.S. 24-10-106.3) Resource Page

Child abuse hotline

Call 1-844-CO-4KIDS to report concerns of child abuse and neglect statewide. Learn More about CO-4-Kids

SAMSHA Bullying App

SAMSHA's Bullying App for Parents & Students

SAMHSA’s bullying prevention efforts include the KnowBullying app, a free smartphone tool that provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children. The KnowBullying app can be downloaded unto either iOS® Devices or Android™ Devices.

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Colorado Crisis Services

Colorado Crisis Services Number
Colorado Crisis Services - Supporting a Stronger State of Mind. 844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255
Learn more at Coloradocrisisservices.org



Safe to Tell Helpline
Safe to Tell Colorado - Make a Call. Make a Difference. Submit an anonymous report. 877-542-7233
Learn more at Safe2tell.org

Colorado Crisis Services Number
Colorado Crisis Services - Supporting a Stronger State of Mind. 844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255
Learn more at Coloradocrisisservices.org

Disaster Distress Helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline - Phone: 800-985-5990 - Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746 - Web: disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused related disasters.


Colorado for Kids Hotline
We all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. You dial the number. We'll make the call. 874-CO-4-Kids
Learn more at CO4Kids.org
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 874-CO-4-Kids - Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.

Human Trafficking Helpline
Colorado's Human Trafficking Hotline. Report tips. Request referrals. Get help. Call 866-455-5075 or Text 720-999-9724.
Your safety is the most important thing to us. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 before calling the hotline. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255
Learn more at Combathumantrafficking.org/hotline