Office of School Safety

School Safety Commission

Upcoming Meetings:
Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the School Safety Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 2 p.m. will be held via Microsoft Teams. Email holdenl@michigan.gov for a link to the Microsoft Team Meeting.  

July 30, 2020 at 2 p.m., MSP Headquarters, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale

October 22, 2020 at 2 p.m., MSP Headquarters, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale

Informational Materials
Expanded School Safety Summary List *UPDATED 2/27/2020
Final Recommendations of the School Safety Task Force *November 2018
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 
Providing Notice of EOP Completion or Review (Deadline to complete or review EOP is 1/1/2020) *UPDATED 11/21/19

Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP)

FY 2020 CSSGP: 
*UPDATED 4/16/2020

Following Governor Whitmer’s announcement to close K-12 school buildings until Sunday, April 5, the deadline to submit applications for the FY 2020 Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP) was revised to 12 p.m. (noon) EDT on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Applications received by the MSP GCSD beginning at 12:01 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2020, and thereafter, will not be considered for funding.

FAQs - School Safety FY 2020 

FY 2019 CSSGP: CSSGP application closed March 1, 2019 at 12 p.m. (noon) EST.
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)
School Safety FY 2019 Financial Status Report (FSR)  The FSR MUST be downloaded and completed in Adobe.
School Safety FY 2019 Program Status Report (PSR)  THE PSR MUST be downloaded and completed in Adobe.
Steel Door Institute (SDI) K-12 Standards

FY 2018 CSSGP: CSSGP application closed September 13, 2018 at 12 p.m. (noon) EST.
School Safety FY 2018 Grant Award List- Program Area 1 (No Match Requirement)
School Safety FY 2018 Grant Award List- Program Area 2 (Match Requirement)
School Safety FY 2018 Grant Financial Status Report (FSR)
School Safety FY 2018 Grant Program Status Report (PSR)

FY 2017 CSSGP: CSSGP application closed December 15, 2016 at 12 p.m. (noon) EST.
School Safety FY 2017 Grant Award List


FY 2015 CSSGP: CSSGP application closed January 9, 2015 at 12 P.M. (noon) EST.  
School Safety FY 2015 Grant Award List 

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.

Designated School Safety Liaison 
You will also have the option of including a secondary liaison if that could be beneficial for your district.  Please note, this is NOT the contact information that will be used for after-hours emergency incidents through OK2SAY.  


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.