Office of School Safety and Security


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Office of School Safety and Security

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite B17-B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

okcares@sde.ok.gov

Jon Parker
Executive Director
(405) 521-6387

Cindy Swearngen
Specialist
(405) 306-9724

Steven Lynch
Specialist
(405) 308-3176

Michelann Ooten
Specialist
(405) 205-1879

Jason Gray
Specialist
(405) 291-0888 

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District administrators, teachers, support staff, and students across the state are faced with many difficult decisions in an ever changing dangerous environment. New products and services are driving a multi-billion dollar industry. Sound guidance and best strategies are more important than ever before as we work to protect Oklahoma's most precious resource.

OSDE's Office of School Safety and Security believes in connecting your school district with the tools and resources that are most applicable to your unique community. A personalized approach with customer service driven objectives allows our specialists and partnering agencies to develop relationships centered around open lines of communication.

Never hesitate to reach out, we are here to help.

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Drill Reporting

Pursuant to section 5-148 and 5-149 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, all public schools shall conduct the following drills each school year:

 

  • Lockdown drills (2) - at least one per semester
  • Fire drills (2) - within the first 15 days of each semester
  • Intruder drills (2)- within the first 15 days of each semester
  • Tornado drills (2) - in the months of September and March
  • Additional (2) drills consistent with the risks assessed for the appropriate facility.
For more information regarding drill reporting please visit OSSI's website.

 

Oklahoma School Security Institute Tipline

If you are seeking to provide a tip regarding an emergency situation, please stop and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Due to several tragic events across the country, school security has become a high priority, and everyone should be looking for ways to improve the safety and security of the places our children go to learn. A "lesson learned" from studying school violence is the fact that someone, other than just the person who committed a violent act, often knew about the plan or had suspicions that something was going to happen, but they failed to report their concerns. We should all feel responsible for the safety of school children, school teachers, and school staff. So, if we hear something or see something that indicates a crime is about to happen in one of our schools, we should not be reluctant to report it to proper authorities. This Tipline is being provided as a means of reporting such information. This site should be used only when you have information about a possible threat to anyone on school property or attending a school sponsored event. Responsible reporting could save the lives of many people, including you and your loved ones, so please do not be afraid to report suspicious activity that comes to your attention.

You may withhold your name when submitting a tip to the Oklahoma School Security Institute, but you will be required to provide general location information regarding the submission.
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Last updated on September 13, 2019