MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel announced additional details today about the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS).

“I am ensuring the taxpayer dollars entrusted to DOJ to keep our schools safe are spent wisely and efficiently,” said Attorney General Schimel. “The administration of the Office of School Safety and associated grant process are being established in consultation with educational and law enforcement subject matter experts. I am confident that all the right voices have seats at the table and we are leaving no stone unturned.”

Following is a list of organizations who have met with DOJ staff, and consulted on the creation of the OSS and the grant process and criteria.

  • Association of Wisconsin School Administrators
  • Badger State Sheriffs Association
  • CESA 4, 7, 10
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials
  • Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
  • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses
  • Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association
  • Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin Education Association Council
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
  • Wisconsin Juvenile Officers Association
  • Wisconsin Professional Police Association
  • Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association
  • Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Training & Technical Assistance Center
  • Wisconsin School Music Association/Wisconsin Music Educators Association
  • Wisconsin School Psychologists Association
  • Wisconsin School Public Relations Association
  • Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association
  • Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association

The formal grant application process will be announced next week. Until that time, any school that is interested in applying for grant funding may submit a short letter of interest to DOJ at [email protected].

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