CGCSC has invested more than $5 MILLION on safety and security in the last five years.
CENTER GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT
- The Center Grove Police Department is made up of five sworn police officers who are also certified School Resource Officers (SROs), two School Safety Officers (SSOs), and three K9s. One K9 is certified in narcotics detection and tracking, another is certified in explosives detection, and the other is certified in munitions and tracking. Three of our SROs are certified K9 Handlers. All police officers are licensed police officers in the state of Indiana. Each officer has graduated from an accredited law enforcement academy. They each have full arrest powers and all of the rights, privileges, and immunities afforded to municipal police officers.
- All school buildings and buses are equipped with radios that can communicate directly with CGPD, Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Dept., and other agencies.
- Building safety plans are reviewed annually by CGCSC and submitted for approval by the Indiana Dept. of Ed.
- A Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. substation is located inside the White River Township Trustee’s Office on CGCSC's main campus off Stones Crossing and Morgantown Roads.
- Another Johnson Co. Sheriff's Dept. substation is planned for the new fire station to be built near MSN and PGES at the corner of Morgantown and Fairview Roads.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
- More than 500 security cameras are posted district-wide and linked via network for monitoring by CGPD and administrators.
- Secure entryways built into all schools.
- Each school is equipped with a LobbyGuard kiosk to screen visitors.
- All classroom doors include thumb locks to securely lock doors from the inside.
- Volunteer background checks are required for parents who volunteer in classrooms.
- Lightning detection systems provide warnings to all schools when conditions are favorable for lightning.
- All school buses are equipped with security cameras.
- Each bus incudes a G.P.S. tracking system that monitor by CGCSC's Operations Center.
- Center Grove subscribes to the “Here Comes the Bus” app, which allows parents to track their child’s bus to and from school.