Welcome to the Office of Security and Emergency Management

  • Group of SSLs

    SPPS welcomed 40 School Support Liaisons (SSL) back to schools in late August. Every high school will have up to three SSLs, and every middle school and K-8 campus will have at least one. An SSL's primary job is to build relationships with students while helping keep our schools safe. Learn more about what they do here: youtube.com/watch?v=hAm5-u2QX1w. 

Security and Emergency Management Updates

  • 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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?

Contact Us

  • Office of Security and Emergency Management

  • Last updated: 08/30/2023