School Safety

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.

GSSHSC Regional Symposium Series

Chief Tony Pustizzi, one of GEMA/HS’ key speakers for the Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference is back with his presentation, ‘The Parkland Massacre Through a Police Chief’s Eyes’, at four locations around the state starting later this month. Stay tuned for more information.

Chief Tony