The Oklahoma School Security Institute provides an assortment of programs and resources to promote and enhance school safety and security.
- Risk & Vulnerability Assessments
Utilizing their expertise in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, OSSI Staff is available to perform school security site assessments. These assessments are performed onsite during a traditional school day and include best practices in school security, acknowledgement on the security features currently in place at the school, and recommendations on low-cost and no-cost additions to further enhance school security efforts.
- Safe Schools 101
Provided through our partnership with the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Safe Schools 101 is an initiative that provides architects, engineers, and state and local officials to perform safety assessments of school structures. These site safety assessments are available statewide and provide realistic options for hardening or installing safe rooms within the school structure. If you would like a Safe Schools 101 assessment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created in collaboration with the Oklahoma Information Fusion Center (OIFC), Tipline.OK.gov serves as a means to report suspicious activity or a possible threat that could compromise the safety or security of an Oklahoma School. Tips can be made anonymously and all information submitted is disseminated to the appropriate school district administrators and responding law enforcement agency.
- Tools & Resources
OSSI recognizes that there is no one solution to ending school violence and each Oklahoma School is unique in their approach to school safety and security. Therefore, we have created a resource page to provide schools with security information and safety practices from across the spectrum. These resources include those provided by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and school districts.
Our programs and resources are available for all Oklahoma public, private, non-profit, and charter schools as well as technology centers and are provided at No Cost.