Creating a safe learning environment is a critical part of helping each child achieve academic success. SafeOregon is a statewide school safety tip line that gives kids, parents, schools and their communities a way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. SafeOregon gives students another path for communicating with school administration when school safety incidents occur.
TO REPORT A TIP, CALL OR TEXT 844-472-3367
- How does SafeOregon work?
- Why is there a need for a tip line system?
- Who receives the SafeOregon tips?
- What happens after the tips are received?
- Does this replace calls to 9-1-1?
The number one reason why students do not report is the fear of retaliation from their peers. SafeOregon can be accessed from the privacy of a phone, home computer or other Internet equipped device, eliminating the possibility of being identified by another student and thus, decreasing the likelihood that a school safety threat would go unreported.
In most instances, the School will have the responsibilities to complete an after action note. This may require minimal reporting to detail action taken, how it was handled, whether it was resolved or whether it requires ongoing attention.
No, all Oregonians are encouraged to dial 9-1-1 in any emergency situation. However, if the technician feels the situation is escalating to an emergency situation, and it comes in by phone, the technician will transfer the call to 9-1-1 and stay on the line until the tipster is connected to emergency responders. The technicians are trained and experienced in recognizing mental illness, emotional disturbances and managing crisis situations. If necessary, a tip may be transferred to a local community mental health services provider in the same manner.