The Cobb County School District maintains 2,948 cameras throughout the district, giving safety officials and school leaders a thorough and almost constant view of every corner of our school district
We have fewer firearm related incidents than any other district in the Metro Atlanta area.
Over the past three school years (2016 to 2018), we have seen an overall reduction in the number of fights and bullying incidents. Fighting has shown a 12% decrease while bullying has shown a 21% decrease over the same time period.
Over the past three years, the district has also seen a decrease in the number of days students missed instructional time due to discipline dropped almost 17%
The average Cobb County School District Police Officer has more than 26 years of service under his belt. This means that combined, the Cobb County School District Police Force has more than 1690 years of combined service experience! These officers are highly trained, come with serious experience, and many years of proven, faithful service.
The Cobb County School District Police Department features a total of 65 highly trained officers.
The Cobb County School District Police Department has 62 patrol vehicles at the ready, dramatically improving response time to calls, no matter where they occur within the district.

The Cobb County School District Police Department features a total of 65 highly trained officers.

The average Cobb County School District Police Officer has more than 26 years of service under their belt. This means the Cobb County School District Police Department has more than 1,690 years of combined service experience! These officers are highly trained, come with serious experience, and many years of proven, faithful service.
                                                                                                       

CCSD PD have contacts with the US Attorney’s Office (Northern District of GA), FBI (Joint Terrorism Task Force [JTTF], Counter Terrorism Working Group [CTWG], & Interagency Intelligence Working Group [IIWG]), Georgia Bureau of Investigation/Georgia Information Sharing & Analysis Center [GISAC], and Georgia & Cobb Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, and Cobb County/local Police Departments.         

Unannounced Code Red Drills (UCRD) allow for a “snapshot” of a school’s preparedness for a Code Red Lockdown, with a follow-up debriefing and discussion for administrators.    

School internal security checks provide random evaluation of a school’s internal security awareness and actions by staff and students to identify suspicious persons in school without proper identification or purpose.

The CCSD Police have procedures in place to follow-up on violent threats or crimes received after normal school hours involving school students/staff or facilities.

One Emergency Management Specialist position was created in April 2018 to dedicate efforts at enhancing the District’s emergency response planning and procedures. Two officers with over 20(+) years of collective emergency response planning experience have established a goal of developing a comprehensive emergency response plan for each District school/facility.            

AlertPoint is an emergency notification system to augment existing emergency response procedures. It allows for a simultaneous emergency notification throughout the entire campus within seconds, and identifies where the incident activity originated.

Copies of the Emergency Management Procedures Flip Chart were provided for each school’s leadership and posted on the PD Intranet page for additional access/downloading. The Flip Chart is being revised with anticipated delivery date of January 2019.

The Emergency Quick Reference Guide (EQRG) is a one-page document providing an overview of the CCSD emergency codes and other valuable emergency procedures.

Lockdown and lockout drills provide students and staff instruction and periodic refresher training of procedures to improve proficiency and effectiveness.

An award-winning video has been created for staff training and additional videos for elementary and middle/high school students are under development. The videos are scheduled for completion by the end of October 2018.

Over 90% of CCSD schools have received training to respond to incidents involving severe bleeding. Staff members are taught how to apply and use a tourniquet to effectively respond to arterial bleeding or other severe bleeding caused by trauma.
                                                                                    

The “Hear Something, Say Something” program is an extension of the national Department of Homeland Security “See Something, Say Something” campaign. The CCSD is creating a formal Tip Line to be implemented this semester, which can be used by students, staff and parents anonymously.

CCSD PD is working with the Cobb County Police Department anti-gang task force to raise awareness of gang activity and minimize potential gang activity in our schools.          

“Concerned Cops” is a mentoring program for high school and middle school students at risk for effectively relating to authority figures (i.e. school teachers, administrators, police, etc.). Students are taught coping skills, learning through role playing and discussion, to follow directions, and constructively deal with perceptions of biased or disrespectful behavior.

CCSD POLICE

The Cobb County School District Police Department features a total of 65 highly trained officers. The average Cobb County School District Police Officer has more than 26 years of service under their belt. This means the Cobb County School District Police Department has more than 1,690 years of combined service experience! These officers are highly trained, come with serious experience, and many years of proven, faithful service.

CCSD PD
WORKING TOGETHER

CCSD PD have contacts with the US Attorney’s Office (Northern District of GA), FBI (Joint Terrorism Task Force [JTTF], Counter Terrorism Working Group [CTWG], & Interagency Intelligence Working Group [IIWG]), Georgia Bureau of Investigation/Georgia Information Sharing & Analysis Center [GISAC], and Georgia & Cobb Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, and Cobb County/local Police Departments.

CODE RED

Unannounced Code Red Drills (UCRD) allow for a “snapshot” of a school’s preparedness for a Code Red Lockdown, with a follow-up debriefing and discussion for administrators.        

SECURITY CHECKS

School internal security checks provide random evaluation of a school’s internal security awareness and actions by staff and students to identify suspicious persons in school without proper identification or purpose. The CCSD Police have procedures in place to follow-up on violent threats or crimes received after normal school hours involving school students/staff or facilities.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
SPECIALIST

One Emergency Management Specialist position was created in April 2018 to dedicate efforts at enhancing the District’s emergency response planning and procedures. Two officers with over 20(+) years of collective emergency response planning experience have established a goal of developing a comprehensive emergency response plan for each District school/facility.

ALERTPOINT

AlertPoint is an emergency notification system to augment existing emergency response procedures. It allows for a simultaneous emergency notification throughout the entire campus within seconds and identifies where the incident activity originated.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PROCEDURES

Copies of the Emergency Management Procedures Flip Chart were provided for each school’s leadership and posted on the PD Intranet page for additional access/downloading. The Flip Chart is being revised with anticipated delivery date of January 2019. The Emergency Quick Reference Guide (EQRG) is a one-page document providing an overview of the CCSD emergency codes and other valuable emergency procedures. Lockdown and lockout drills provide students and staff instruction and periodic refresher training of procedures to improve proficiency and effectiveness.

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

An award-winning video has been created for staff training and additional videos for elementary and middle/high school students are under development. The videos are scheduled for completion by the end of October 2018.

STOP THE BLEED
AND CPR TRAINING

Over 90% of CCSD schools have received training to respond to incidents involving severe bleeding. Staff members are taught how to apply and use a tourniquet to effectively respond to arterial bleeding or other severe bleeding caused by trauma.

HEAR SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

The “Hear Something, Say Something” program is an extension of the national Department of Homeland Security “See Something, Say Something” campaign. The CCSD is creating a formal Tip Line to be implemented this semester, which can be used by students, staff and parents anonymously.

SPECIALIZED ANTI-GANG
INITIATIVE

CCSD PD is working with the Cobb County Police Department anti-gang task force to raise awareness of gang activity and minimize potential gang activity in our schools.

CONCERNED COPS

“Concerned Cops” is a mentoring program for high school and middle school students at risk for effectively relating to authority figures (i.e. school teachers, administrators, police, etc.). Students are taught coping skills, learning through role playing and discussion, to follow directions, and constructively deal with perceptions of biased or disrespectful behavior.