Brevard Public Schools Launches Search For School Safety and Security Specialists
By Jennifer Wolfinger, BPS // May 24, 2018
specialist opportunities at the 28 local elementary schools
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools is seeking school safety and security specialists to support the district’s goals of safety and security of students, employees and visitors.
The full-time specialists would have concealed carry permits, be assigned to a specific school and serve as special sheriff’s deputies. However, these employees will not have law enforcement authority, except to prevent or abate an active assailant incident on Brevard Public Schools premises.
The specialist opportunities at the 28 elementary schools without established school resource officers will be filled first. All secondary schools already have school resources officers assigned to their campuses.
There will be three levels of school safety and security specialists, and candidates meeting the highest level of qualifications will be considered first.
Applicants must meet the job requirements set by both the school district and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Included are the ability to pass and maintain BCSO physical proficiency and background screening requirements and completion of a five-week training course that occurs over the summer break.
The addition of the specialists helps the district meet the requirement set by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act to assign one or more safe-school officers at each school facility by the start of the 2018-19 school year. The safe-school officer requirement can be satisfied by appointing any combination of a school resource officer, a school safety officer or a school guardian.
This effort is one of four layers of school protection implemented at Brevard Public Schools. The other three are:
• Education, awareness and the STAR intervention program (Success Through Awareness and Restoration)
• Hardening of facilities
• Placement of school resource officers
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