Natural, manmade and technological events are forcing Americans to change their way of thinking about securing our nation’s top investment—children. Georgia law directs GEMA/HS to provide school safety training and technical assistance to the education, emergency management and public safety communities of Georgia.
These services are provided through GEMA/HS. It is mandatory (OCGA 20-2-1185) that all public schools develop a safety plan addressing natural disasters, hazardous materials, transportation concerns, weapons and potential terrorist activities. These School Safety Plans are inclusive and require the input and commitment of students, parents and public safety agencies.
For more information about our school safety programs, contact the Homeland Security Division.
Safety In Our Schools Conference
Save the date for the 11th Annual Safety In Our Schools conference at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center on June 23rd to 25th, 2020! Please send any suggestions for topics and/or speakers to Pam.Lightsey@usdoj.gov.