The Secure School Alliance conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation related to all aspects of school safety and security, including: 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. This work was completed with the support of the Police Foundation and Dr. Erroll Southers.

 Alabama

Promising Practices

● Requires involvement of community law enforcement and safety officials including fire and emergency management.

● Requires protocols for notifying law enforcement, emergency response personnel, and parents of affected students.

● Requires annual training for school employees on “code red” plans, drills for students during the first six weeks of each semester, and annual review of the plans.

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The legislative review utilized open source research, and encompasses all legislation that was officially codified by January 13, 2017.

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