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Macomb County

School Safety Planning

The Macomb County Office of Emergency Management and Communications in partnership with the Macomb County Intermediate School District receives grant funding through the School Violence Prevention Program from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The cooperative grant provides funding to hire three School Safety Coordinators who work directly with local school districts, law enforcement, fire and other public health and safety providers to enhance school safety efforts within the county. School Safety Coordinators use evidence-based school safety programs and national, state and local guidance to ensure that methodologies, tools and plans are current and can be utilized across the county. Planned initiatives include school threat and vulnerability assessments, emergency operations and response plan coordination, mental health training, conduct drills, exercises and public awareness education.

The Macomb County Office of Emergency Management and Communications and the Macomb County Intermediate School District have a long history of working together to create a comprehensive school safety program that provides broad-based coverage that is standardized, interoperable and multi-jurisdictional to ensure the safety of school age children, first responders and the whole community.

The Macomb County Office of Emergency Management and Communications personnel are available to assist all educational institutions in Macomb County. For more information please contact us at 586.469.5270 or mcoem@macombgov.org.