Public Safety Collaborative Efforts

There are a number of public safety programs and services that are provided through a collaborative effort. Some of these programs are below.

3rd Grade Fire and Life Safety Program

  • 6-week program, taught by Fire & Police Departments
  • Teaches children and families how to make their homes safer through take-home assignments & activities
  • Students learn how they can stay safe at home & school through personal safety messages

Coaching

  • Fully-funded by the School District
  • Off-duty Police officers participate in a variety of activities, including weight-lifting, speed & agility camp, track, football, & basketball
  • Program is designed to help form relationships between officers & students, and has been a major success in building trust & respect

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

  • Develop & hone distaster planning, preparedness, and survival skills for Olathe Public Schools staff through CERT training
  • CERT is about people helping people and doing the greatest good for the greatest number in the event of a disaster

DUI Awareness ProgramOperation Prom Night

  • Presentation provided by the OPD's School Resource Officer Unit during Driver's Ed courses in the summer
  • Fatal vision goggles are used while letting the students drive a golf cart on a simulated course

Helmet Head

  • Olathe Fire Department offers bike helmets to Olathe school children at a reduced cost

Operation Prom Night (OPN)

  •  Teaches high school students about the consequences of impaired driving through a drunk-driving scenario and discussion

  • The program was the first of its kind in the KC metropolitan area

    School Resource Officer

SRO Program

  • Jointly-funded by the City and School District
  • School Resource Officers program includes 10 officers and a K-9 unit.
  • This model program continues to safeguard and educate our community and schools in a proactive and positve way

Text-a-COP

  • Provides students and parents another means for communication with their School Resource Officer on safety issues or other concerns they may have
  • Students and parents are able to text a message to an SRO at almost any time and have them repond to their concerns