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The Department of School Safety provides numerous and diverse services to maintain the safety of all students, personnel and facilities.

Our Safety Officers attend juvenile, magistrate, and state courts, as well as local discipline hearings. Individual officers have taught CPR classes, assisted with mock accidents, conducted safety drills, and taught classes in alcohol and drug awareness. All officers maintain their Georgia POST certifications through annual training that keeps them abreast of changes in state law, current trends in law enforcement and skills training needed to ensure a safe and secure environment for our students.

Our officers have more than 200 years of combined service in local, state, and federal law enforcement and more than 14,000 hours of specialized law enforcement, emergency management, security management and homeland security training. Many of our officers hold degrees in higher education ranging from Associates in Science through Doctorate. We have personnel recognized as subject matter experts in their field who are widely published and requested to speak internationally. Our officers are scholar-practitioners with many of them sharing their vast training, education, expertise and knowledge in law enforcement classrooms, secondary school classrooms and universities.