San José Unified School District (SJUSD)
855 Lenzen Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
27 elementary, 7 middle schools, 10 high schools and 8 continuation schools
Total enrollment 32,980 students
San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.
The School Liaison Unit - $700,000
The School Liaison Unit is responsible for developing and maintaining positive communications and relationships between the police department and the nineteen school districts in the City of San Jose. Unit members participate in school safety committees, truancy committees and other City sponsored groups/organizations. Along with giving numerous presentations to students, parents and school staff, officers participate in specific budgeted programs as well.
Some of these programs include: Emergency Response Protocol Training, Safe School Campus Initiative (SSCI), school site safety meetings, and truancy reduction programs such as Truancy Abatement Burglary Suppression (TABS). School Liaison Officers also actively participate in police investigations involving school related crimes and incidents.
The Safe School Campus Initiative, also known as the Emergency Response Protocol, is a school based safety program coordinated by the School Liaison Unit. This is the School Liaison Unit’s primary function. The program operates in every school district throughout the City. The program is a coordinated emergency response plan that partners the San Jose Police Department, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, County Probation and various other community based organizations. This structure enables SLU officers to respond in a coordinated fashion to incidents of violence and/or threats of violence on school campuses throughout the City.