Guardian Program


The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program was established in 2018 through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety. In its initial report, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission found that having Guardians in schools is the best way to ensure highly trained personnel are in place to respond immediately during a school shooting.

Currently, the 31 counties listed below are participating in the Guardian Program. The Florida Department of Education continues to work with school districts and sheriffs’ offices who are interested in joining the program, and this list will be updated to reflect any additions.

  • Alachua
  • Baker
  • Bay
  • Bradford
  • Brevard
  • Broward
  • Clay
  • Duval
  • Escambia
  • Franklin
  • Gilchrist
  • Hendry
  • Hillsborough
  • Holmes
  • Lafayette
  • Lake
  • Levy
  • Madison
  • Manatee
  • Marion
  • Nassau
  • Okeechobee
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Putnam
  • Sarasota
  • St. Johns
  • Suwanee
  • Taylor
  • Volusia