Law Enforcement and Security Measures

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    Stafford County Public Schools, in cooperation with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, provide the following:

    • Campus surveillance to ensure a secure, safe, and clean of graffiti or other gang paraphernalia.
    • Staff to visually supervise all school areas.
    • In-house and contracted security personnel.
    • Sheriff’s Office Deputies work large functions.
    • School Resource Officers are at all high schools, full time.
    • Digital Video Recording System (CCTV’s) installed at all schools with ongoing contracted enhancements.
    • Sheriff's Office provides random inspections and drug sweeps with canines.
    • Visitors must sign in at all schools/facilities.
    • High school students are provided I.D. cards.
    • All Stafford County Public Schools contracted staff are provided I.D. cards.
    • A school audit is prepared by each school yearly to identify crime conducive areas, which may be receptive to gang or criminal activity.
    • All schools are protected with security alarm systems.
    • A strong academic mission.
    • Effective academic instruction for all.
    • Student involvement in decision making.
    • Clear rules and consequences governing student behavior.
    • Good social behavior rewarded.
    • Positive and supportive role models.
    • Zero tolerance policy on drugs, weapons, and violence.
    • Student and staff training in violence prevention and safety education.
    • School counselors in all schools.
    • Crisis response team and plan, which includes notifying police, parents, and other authorities during a crisis and communicate with the media.
    • Violent and non-criminal incidents reporting procedures.
    • School evacuation plan.
    • School-centered leadership programs like mentoring.
    • School Resource Officer (SRO), conflict resolution, and mediators to resolve conflict instead of suspension, detention, and expulsion.
    • Teacher/staff development about gangs and gang interaction and intervention.
    • Prompt parent contact at first sign of gang involvement, offering alternatives to dropping out, providing counseling.
    • D.A.R.E.