US officials face the challenge of coordinating many levels of government in an emergency, whether a natural disaster or terrorist attack. Officials from all levels of government are addressing the challenge at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Each year, the school graduates roughly 120 students. Another 30,000 homeland security professionals access education and resources via the center’s Web site. Mike O’Sullivan paid a visit to the center, at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
School Safety Partners is dedicated to creating long-term funding partnerships to support school safety best practices. We are both a community of interest and a facilitator of joint research projects, reaching out to the general public as well as stakeholders in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors. Our purpose is to create a space for stakeholders where true partnering can occur in order to make school safety sustainable beyond Federal funding. Since our start in January, 2008, our projects have addressed the legislative, training, compliance, funding, and public awareness sides of school safety.