School Safety and Security Task Force

Task Force Formation

School Safety and Security Task Force
Report and Recommendations

Schools are faced with ongoing challenges for a much broader range of emergency situations. Districts, schools, and law enforcement must have a comprehensive, cooperative plan that outlines response, not only to severe weather and natural disasters, chemical accidents and medical emergencies, but also to campus violence or active shooter threats.

The health and welfare of students and school staff in crisis situations is dependent upon sound emergency preparedness. It is important that schools and first responders be aware of potential threats and be prepared to manage them should they occur.

Acting to address these issues, Governor Matt Mead established a task force to study and provide insight on the status of school safety and security in Wyoming schools.

The task force included a multi-disciplined team of professionals representing educators, school administrators, district superintendents, local police and fire personnel, military intelligence/security, and staff from the Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming Department of Health (Behavioral Health Division), the Wyoming State Fire Marshal, and Wyoming School Facilities.

The task force received support from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, which was responsible for providing administrative services, coordinating meeting logistics, and arranging support from other state agencies as needed.