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School Security for Public Schools Policy


1. Policy statement

The Department of Education (The Department) implements security measures to create a safe environment for staff, students, parents, volunteers and visitors, and to protect school property.

2. Policy rules

Principals must implement security measures in accordance with the School Security for Public Schools Procedures.


The Department’s Security and Emergency Management Section provides support, advice and consultancy to principals or their nominees on security-related issues.

3. Responsibility for implementation and compliance

Principals are responsible for implementation of the policy.

Line managers are responsible for compliance monitoring.

4. Scope

This policy applies to principals.

6. Related documents

7. Contact information

Policy manager:              

Director, Asset Planning and Services

Policy contact officer:

Manager, Security and Emergency Management    

T: (08) 9264 4825

Technical and Electronic Security Consultant

T: (08) 9264 5046

Security and Emergency Management Section

T: (08) 9264 4632 or (08) 9264 4771 (24 hours)

School Watch:               

T: 1800 177 777 (freecall)

Western Australia Police Force

T: 131 444 or 000

8. History of changes

Effective date Last update date Policy version no.
13 January 2011 3 October 2018 2.1
Minor changes to include reference to Public schools D18/0151652.
14 May 2019 3.0
This policy has undergone a major review. Approved by the Director General at Corporate Executive on 20 March 2019.
14 May 2019 4 May 2023 3.1
Minor changes to update Related Documents and policy contact officer details (D23/1109923).

9. More information

Policy review date

14 May 2022

Policy last updated

4 May 2023