Florida has many agency programs and contacts that can help your school build a school safety plan. Check out these resources as you develop your plan.
Florida Department of Education
The Florida Department of Education works hand in hand with parents, teachers, educators, and community members to improve Florida's education system for students of all backgrounds and abilities.
Office of Safe Schools
The Office of Safe Schools serves as a central repository for best practices, training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters regarding school safety and security.
Educational Facilities Security Grant Program
The Educational Facilities Security Grant is developed to improve the physical security of school buildings based on a security risk assessment.
Office of Educational Facilities
The Office of Educational Facilities provides technical support and information for all issues related to educational facilities planning, funding, construction, and operations throughout Florida's K-20 Education System.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was established during the 2018 legislative session. The legislation represents a comprehensive approach to identifying and addressing issues presented by the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.
Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program
The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program was established in 2018 through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Guardians are either school employees who volunteer to serve in addition to official job duties or hired personnel.
Department of Juvenile Justice, Its No Joke Campaign
The #ItsNoJoke awareness campaign is aimed at addressing school threats made by students in Florida, as these threats can result in felony charges. The campaign further seeks to educate youth and parents that threats of violence include statements made anywhere online. Making threats, even if it is in jest, can have serious consequences.
State and Local
SESIR definitions are used to enable school districts to correctly code data used to report incidents that are against the law or represent serious breaches of the code of student conduct.
Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT), which for the past three years has provided the state with a secure web-based means of conducting mandatory online safety assessments across its 67 school districts.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
3003 Chamblee Tucker Road Atlanta, GA 30341
Main Number: 770-220-5200
Fax Number: 770-220-5230
6061 Gate Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32256
Covers 40 counties throughout northern Florida
2030 SW 145th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
Covers nine counties in southern Florida and responsible for addressing extraterritorial violations of American citizens in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America
5525 West Gray Street
Tampa, FL 33609
Covers 18 counties in central and southwest Florida
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
61 Forsyth St. SW, Suite 5B95
Atlanta, GA 30303
Florida Fusion Center (Primary)
Central Florida Intelligence Exchange; Orlando, FL (Recognized)
Southeast Florida Fusion Center; Miami, FL (Recognized)