New York State Police

Crime Prevention: Working Together To
Create Safer Schools

Students, Parents, School Staff, Community Partners and Law Enforcement

Ideas on how to create a safe school

Creating a safe place where children can learn and grow depends on a partnership among students, parents, teachers, and other community institutions. To prevent school violence each partner has to take action.

Here are some practical suggestions for young people, parents, school staff and others in the community.



School staff

Community partners

When crime drugs and violence spill over from the streets into the schools, providing a safe learning environment becomes increasingly difficult.

Many students must travel through gang turf or groups of drug dealers. More students are carrying weapons for protection; gunfights replace fistfights.

Violence has become an acceptable way to settle conflicts. This kind of an environment makes it difficult for teachers to teach and children to learn.