Department Overview


     Director Tovar

      Dept. of Safety & Security

    Thank you for visiting the Richmond Public Schools’ Department of Safety and Security. Richmond Public Schools is dedicated to providing the highest quality academic curriculum and learning environment to all students. The achievement of this goal depends heavily on maintaining a safe and nurturing environment within our schools. Our highly trained security staff serves as a source of information, assistance and guidance to students, parents, teachers, and staff as well as a link to support services within the community. 

    We believe safety directly impacts the effective learning environment that our district supports. It is our goal to maintain an environment that embraces success allowing students to achieve. We reach this goal by building strong relationships, promoting positive student behavior in and out of schools, working closely with the community, local law enforcement and emergency management officials. School safety is everyone’s responsibility!



    The Department of Safety and Security's mission is to maintain a safe and nurturing environment and provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning for all students. The department is committed to providing quality service to staff, students and parents to support the vision of Richmond Public Schools: A premier learning community that is the first choice for all in Richmond and recognized nationally for student excellence.


    The Director

    Director Mauricio Tovar oversees day-to-day safety in the Richmond Public Schools District. He comes to Richmond Public Schools with 25 years of law enforcement experience where he oversaw patrol functions, the training academy, investigations, SWAT teams, he analyzed crime trends and assisted in writing department policies. He brings with him extensive knowledge in managing critical incidents, and maintaining public safety.



Contact Information

  • customer service Safety & Security
    2120 Fendall Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23232
    Phone: 804.780.8550
    Fax: 804.780.4379
    Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm

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    Walk-Ins - Thursday (1:00PM - 4:00PM)

    Arrangements for groups and/or other days and times are possible with advance scheduling.

    Contact Lt. Carrie Lindenfeld at 804 (780-8550) for advance scheduling.

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