Department Mission Statement



    Developing safe and secure surroundings in the public school venue is the responsibility of the entire community. The Superintendent of Schools assigns the primary mission for the protection of persons and property within the Stafford County Public School Division to the Department of Safety, Security & Risk Management (DSSRM). Methods and approaches to assist in achieving a safe and secure environment are developed through a strong working relationship with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services in which prevention programs are developed in concert with the community.

    The DSSRM makes a strong effort to maintain a safe and secure conducive environment to allow educational, professional, and personal growth for all members of the school division and community where diverse social, cultural, and academic values are allowed to prosper. The safety of visitors, as well as preserving personal and school property from damage or loss are all part of the mission of the DSSRM. 

    The DSSRM provides knowledge and services in the areas of self-awareness and protection, workplace safety, environmental health, crisis management, investigations, traffic control, integrated security systems and risk management (injury and insurance losses).

    The DSSRM enforces the rules and regulations set forth by the Virginia Department of Education, Superintendent and the School Board.