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How We Help Make Schools Safer

​The Minnesota School Safety Center (MnSSC) serves as an essential school safety resource to schools, law enforcement, emergency responders and community partners by providing information, guidance, training, and technical assistance for all-hazard safety planning for schools.

The MnSSC works to: Guide school districts in developing and enhancing emergency plans, assist in the development of all hazard safety plans for schools, and coordinate preparedness activities including prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery with federal, state and local partners.

Minnesota School Safety Center Fact Sheet


Current Training Offerings

New for the MN School Safety Center is the Advanced School Resource Officer (SRO) training. This training includes 1 day classes designed to provide additional resources to SROs when dealing with situations within and around a school environment.  This training is separated into “Series 1” and “Series 2” but they are not sequential in an effort to increase student participation. Click on the hyperlink below to find more information and register.

The Minnesota School Safety Center staff also provides training sponsored by Educational Service Cooperatives, Minnesota Associations and area Colleges. If you would like more information about the below listing, please contact the cooperative, association or college.

  • Introduction to Incident Command System for Schools | July 8 | Hinckley, MN | MN Association of Pupil Transportation
  • The Art of De-Escalation | July 8 | Hinckley, MN | MN Association of Pupil Transportation
  • The State Agency School Emergency Support Team | July 9 | Hinckley, MN | MN Association of Pupil Transportation
  • Multi-hazards Emergency Planning for Schools | July 13-14 | TBD | Blue Earth County Emergency Management
  • School Front Office Staff Training | July 31 | St. Cloud, MN | Minnesota Association of Secretaries to Principal
  • Access Control/Entry Procedures, Tabletop Exercises, De-Escalation, and Facility Assessments | September 30 | Grand Rapids, MN | Itasca Area Schools CollaborativeSafe School Facility Assessments | October 1 | St. Cloud, MN | MN Educational Facility Management Professionals


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