The Fayette County Public Schools Police Department has received a Promising Program Award from the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO). Chief Martin Schafer accepted the honor on behalf of his staff during the 2020 Kentucky Association of School Administrators leadership institute July 29-31 in Louisville.

Promising Programs, a collaborative effort between KYASRO and the Kentucky Center for School Safety, identifies agencies that have gone above and beyond to ensure student/staff safety in their districts.

According to KYASRO President Chris Barrier, the FCPS Police Department has been a model for agencies in the state through its Comprehensive 10-Point Safety Investment Plan. The department continues to lead statewide efforts to increase the number of trained law enforcement personnel, enhance the infrastructure of the school buildings in the district, and develop cutting-edge safety protocols improving the safety standards for all who work and visit the district.