SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: John Sliss

310-450-8338, ext. 280

For Immediate Release

February 8, 2002

SCHOOL SECURITY PROGRAMS

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District considers the safety of our students and staff a top priority. Twenty-one classified employees of the District successfully completed the State Mandated 24-hour training for Campus Security Officers and were presented with certificates on February 7 in the District Office Board Room.

The courses completed included Role and Responsibility of School Security Officers which consists of the History and Development of School Security, Right to Safe Schools; Legal Authority; Responsibility in Learning Environment; Structure and Organization of Schools; and Interrelations with Groups. Law and Liability included Search and Seizure; Conduct on Campus; Crimes Against Persons and Property; Weapons; Mandatory Reporting; and Liability. Additional topics covered were Weapons on Campus, Trespassers, Potential Danger Situations, Crowd and Event Management, Crime Scenes, Communication Skills and Mediation Models. Campus Disasters, Adolescent Mental Health and Development and Dynamics of the Gang.

For further information, please contact John Sliss, 310-450-8338, ext. 280.

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

1651 16TH Street, Santa Monica 90404 310-450-8338 Fax 310-581-1138