oboro police 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/1/13) – On July 23, representatives from the Owensboro Police Department were present for the 2013 National School Safety Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This conference was organized by the School Safety Advocacy Council. Several law enforcement agencies and school districts were recognized for their efforts in keeping school students safe. The Owensboro Police Department was recognized for its Creating Safer Schools initiative encompassing several strategic areas of interest. The program was designed by the department as a proactive approach to school safety for both students and faculty. Key components of the overall plan included:
 
• SRO Program at Owensboro High School
• GHOST OUT Program;
• Camp KOPS;
• Active Shooter Training provided to school leadership teams;
• Shop with a Cop program (funded by Fraternal Order of Police);
• Comprehensive site safety evaluations for all school facilities and safety plans.
 
Out of 143 award nominations received from across the country, 15 recipients were chosen. Six of these awards were presented to law enforcement agencies. Agencies and individual officers from Kentucky received three different awards which prove the commitment of Kentucky law enforcement to advancing school safety strategies.
 
Chief Art Ealum accepted the award on behalf of the Owensboro Police Department, and issued the following statement:
 
“It was an honor to be recognized by the School Safety Advocacy Council. This is just another example of the great work performed daily by members of the Owensboro Police Department. I would like to recognize the local Fraternal Order of Police and the many officers from various agencies who join forces to ensure the Shop with a Cop program is a success, as this program helped to secure our award. I would also like to thank the Owensboro Public School System for affording us the opportunity to work together as community partners to increase safety measures for the students, faculty and staff of our local schools. The safety of our students is top priority.”
 
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