Office of School Safety

Informational Materials
Final Recommendations of the School Safety Task Force
K-12 School Security - A Guide for Preventing and Protecting Against Gun Violence (Department of Homeland Security)
K-12 School Security Survey (Note: The K-12 School Security Survey is a stand-alone product and does not feed into any Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data repository.  None of the information entered into the survey is collected by DHS.  It is intended to be used as a guide and completed at your own pace.) 
Map of Competitive School Safety Grant Program Awards 

FY 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP):
School Safety FY 2019 Grant Award List- Program Area 1 (No Match Requirement)
School Safety FY 2019 Grant Award List- Program Area 2 (Match Requirement)

Summary of School Safety Updates

ACT NO. 551
Public Acts of 2018
Approved by the Governor December 27, 2018
Effective Date March 28, 2019
House Bill No. 5851

Sec. 1308a. (1) A school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy shall provide a report to the department of state police, in a form and manner prescribed by the department of state police, on both of the following types of incidents regarding a school operated by the school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy within 24 hours after the incident occurs:
       (a) An incident involving a crime that would be required to be reported under section 1310a(2).
       (b) An incident, if known to the school, involving the attempted commission of a crime that would be required to be reported under section 1310a(2).
(2) At least quarterly, the office of school safety created by law shall compile a report on the information received under subsection (1) and make the report available to the school safety commission created under section 5 of the comprehensive school safety plan act, the department, and any law enforcement agency upon request.
(3) A report under this section is exempt from the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.
(4) If a school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy fails to comply with subsection (1), the department of state police may determine that the school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy is ineligible to receive any school safety grants from the department of state police for the fiscal year in which the noncompliance is discovered by the department of state police.

Office of School Safety Incident Report


ACT NO. 549
Public Acts of 2018
Approved by the Governor December 27, 2018
Effective Date March 28, 2019 
House Bill No. 5829

Sec. 1241. (1) The board of a school district or intermediate school district, the board of directors of a public school academy, or the governing body of a nonpublic school shall designate a liaison to work with the school safety commission created under section 5 of the comprehensive school safety plan act and the office of school safety created by law. A liaison designated under this section shall be an individual who is employed by the school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or nonpublic school or who is assigned to regularly and continuously work under contract in a school operated by the school district, intermediate school district, public school academy, or nonpublic school.

Please note: Schools do not need to notify the Office of School Safety of the designated liaison. 


ACT NO. 183
Public Acts of 2018
Approved by the Governor December 28, 2018
Effective Date March 28, 2019
Senate Bill No. 991

(8) At least biannually, the governing body of a school shall provide to the department of state police current emergency contact information for at least 1 school official to ensure that a school official is able to receive information under subsection (4) at all times. If a governing body provides contact information for more than 1 school official, the governing body shall specify the days and times that each school official is available to receive information under subsection (4).

Please note: Schools provide the emergency contact information on the OK2SAY website under Register School Contacts.


Office of School Safety can be contacted via email at MSP-SchoolSafety@michigan.gov.