School Safety

The Shawnee Mission School District is committed to promoting and fostering a safe environment in and around our schools. Our Shawnee Mission School District Police Department was formed in 1972 as an accredited police force as authorized by Kansas law.

The Shawnee Mission Board of Education employs District Resource Officers (DRO) and Campus Police Officers (CPO) to help keep schools safe across the district. Both DROs and CPOs are certified commissioned law enforcement officers in the state of Kansas.

Officers receive special training to be school-based police officers from the National Association of School Resource Officers. Shawnee Mission School District Police Department is also a participating agency in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program which provides training to focus on de-escalation techniques when dealing with persons suffering from mental illness.

For additional information regarding school safety, please visit the district website or contact the school principal.