Security and Emergency Management
The Office of Security and Emergency Management is dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff.
Our dedicated safety and security professionals:
- Review and improve site safety plans on an ongoing basis.
- Supervise security staff to help prevent and solve issues.
- Provide resources and support for crisis situations that might occur; such as severe weather or threats.
- Collaborate with SPPS departments to help reduce bullying.
- Coordinate with community resources such as police, fire and emergency responders.
You can play an important role in school safety. Download the MySPPS app from Google Play or the Apple App Store and look for the “Send a Tip” icon. Choose the school and tip category, provide your contact information or stay anonymous. It’s your choice, and it’s simple. Safe schools start with you!
School Support Liaisons
Learn how SPPS ensures a safe and supportive environment for students with the help of School Support Liaisons (SSLs). An SSL's primary job is to build relationships with students while helping keep our schools safe. Watch this video to learn more about what SSLs do: youtube.com/watch?v=hAm5-u2QX1w.
- Are our schools safe?
- Do all schools have emergency plans?
- Are guns allowed in SPPS?
- Has SPPS considered getting metal detectors for the main entrances to schools?
- Are all doors to schools, except for the main entrances, locked from the outside during the day?
- Are visitors required to check-in and wear ID?
- What can be done to control who gets in and out of our buildings?
- Why are all doors not locked at all times?
- Do the classroom doors lock?
- Are there phones in every classroom?
- Are there police officers or security guards working in our schools?
- Do schools have video surveillance cameras?
- Do schools have drills so staff and students know what to do if there is an intruder or someone actively using a weapon? How often?
- What are elementary students taught during these types of drills?
- Are there any services available to children and parents who may need additional assistance in recovering from a traumatic event?