Office of School Safety

 

 

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

April 13, 2018

 

AG Schimel Provides Update on DOJ Office of School Safety

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel announced additional details today about the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS).
 
“I am ensuring the taxpayer dollars entrusted to DOJ to keep our schools safe are spent wisely and efficiently,” said Attorney General Schimel. “The administration of the Office of School Safety and associated grant process are being established in consultation with educational and law enforcement subject matter experts. I am confident that all the right voices have seats at the table and we are leaving no stone unturned.”
 
Following is a list of organizations who have met with DOJ staff, and consulted on the creation of the OSS and the grant process and criteria. 
 
  • Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
  • Badger State Sheriffs Association
  • CESA 4, 7, 10
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • NAMI-WI
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials
  • Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
  • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses
  • Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association
  • Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin Education Association Council
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
  • Wisconsin Juvenile Officers Association
  • Wisconsin Professional Police Association
  • Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association
  • Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Training & Technical Assistance Center
  • Wisconsin School Music Association/Wisconsin Music Educators Association
  • Wisconsin School Psychologists Association
  • Wisconsin School Public Relations Association
  • Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association
  • Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association
The formal grant application process will be announced next week. Until that time, any school that is interested in applying for grant funding may submit a short letter of interest to DOJ at schoolsafety@doj.state.wi.us.
 

 


April 4, 2018

 

DOJ Office of School Safety Director Applications Due April 8

MADISON, Wis. – Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced applications for the Director of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of School Safety are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

 

The Director of the Office of School Safety will manage a team at DOJ and administer the $100 million School Safety grant program provided for by the Wisconsin Legislature for school safety improvements. In addition to overseeing the grant program, the director will consult with the Department of Public Instruction, local schools and their partner law enforcement agencies on developing and implementing school safety plans, creating best practices in school safety, and implementing training programs.

 

Applicants should have considerable experience in law enforcement or private security, preferably with management experience. Candidates who have management experience and a background in training or educating law enforcement will be given preference, as will those with experience in tactical response and response to school violence.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to schoolsafety@doj.state.wi.us no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

 


 

3/26/2018

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel released the following statement in response to Governor Walker signing school safety legislation today.

 

“I credit the bipartisan group of Wisconsin State legislators and Governor Walker for quickly turning our proposed School Safety Program into action items. The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of School Safety will be established immediately and staffed by existing agency personnel until a permanent director is hired. I look forward to providing necessary training and resources to make our children safer and welcome these significant responsibilities because I know that DOJ is best suited to provide public safety leadership and expertise.”

 

Until the formal grant application is finalized, any school that is interested in applying for grant funding may submit a short letter of interest to the DOJ at schoolsafety@doj.state.wi.us, identifying the following information: (1) a single point of contact for the school along with contact information; (2) the type of school safety project you hope to implement; (3) the name of the law enforcement agency that will review and approve your project; (4) an approximate dollar amount of the grant you plan to request; (5) whether your project could be in place for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, and; (6) when you will be in a position to submit a fully developed application and plan.

 

If you are interested in being considered for Director of the DOJ Office of School Safety, please email your cover letter and resume to schoolsafety@doj.state.wi.us.

 


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