Monday, July 30, 2018

Pasco School Safety Guards Graduation Ceremony

Who: Pasco County school safety guards, Superintendent Kurt Browning, School Board members, Pasco Sheriff’s Col. Jeffrey Harrington, Director of Safety & Security Chris Stowe, and elected officials

What: School Safety Guard Graduation Ceremony

When: 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 30

Where: Pasco County Schools district office complex
7205 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
Building 3, Training Room C
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638

Why: The guards will receive certificates for completing the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Argus Academy training.

How: Superintendent Kurt Browning, PSO Capt. Bill Davis, and Pasco Schools Director of Safety and Security Chris Stowe will recognize the safety guards who have completed training. Guards began training on June 4, with classroom lessons on safety procedures, deadly force, first aid, diversity, and defensive tactics. That was followed by two weeks of shooting range instruction and aggressive response to an active threat. Guards also completed psychological, physical, and drug testing. School safety guards are assigned to Pasco elementary schools while school resource officers will continue to staff secondary schools.