Department of Education: School Safety and Security

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) seeks to ensure that every student experiences a safe and supportive environment to ensure their best academic performance. As Connecticut schools develop plans for ensuring safety and security, the CSDE collaborates with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) and the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) to support schools in establishing policies, protocols, and practices to ensure safe, supportive, and welcoming environments for students.


Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security School Safety and Security

The resources and information on this page have been compiled to assist community leaders, emergency management directors, educational professionals and emergency responders in developing and growing comprehensive and collaborative school security programs within their local communities. Additionally these resources explain regulations and statutory mandated requirements surrounding School Security.


Connecticut School Safety Legislation

In 2018, the Police Foundation staff conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation from all 50 states and the District of Columbia related to the following aspects of school safety and security:

  • facility security and assessment requirements;
  • creation, and identification of roles and responsibilities for state school safety centers and school safety teams/committees;
  • requirements for school administrators and faculty;
  • allocation of funds for improving school safety and security; and
  • all-hazards emergency planning and preparedness.