Learn about S4

Building resilient children, schools, families, and communities

S4 & Your Family

Strengthening children, families, and the community through S4

S4 in Schools

Helping build resilient children able to tackle life's challenges

Police in Schools

Fostering positive relationships between students and police


Strengthening kids,
families and communities

The S4 initiative will help strengthen children, families and
communities, and in the long-term, decrease victimization and
youth involvement in criminal activities.

Become an S4 School

Join in the fun and help build change in our children.

Click HERE to Apply Now

Whether you are a parent, family member, teacher, school administrator or police officer, this is the right place to learn about Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) and how you can bring this positive change to your community.

S4 is a collaborative initiative between the Calgary Police Service (CPS), Calgary Board of Education (CBE), Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) and Mount Royal University (MRU).

S4 is a proactive, strengths-based model of teaching/learning where police, families, and schools partner together to actively build positive relationships, create safe communities and prepare children for the challenges of our complex, changing world.