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Care & Safety

Thank you for visiting the RPS Department of Safety and Security. We are 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 Care and Safety Associates and other 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! What are you doing to ensure schools are safe?

RPS Department of Care and Safety provides the following services: 

  • Assigned to select schools during the school day
    • Monitor entrances and screen visitors
    • Provide visibility 
    • Provide assistance and direction to students
  • After School/Athletic Event Coverage
    • Reminder, no weapons of any kind are allowed at school events.
  • School Security Audits
  • Emergency Management
    • Ensure all DCJS and State Law mandates are being followed
  • Presentations to groups or organizations about school security procedures 
    • Please contact the office to request a speaker
  • Raptor Visitor Management System
    • Raptor is our system that all visitors and volunteers are required to use
    • The system compares the visitors information with databases that would identify people that could possibly be barred from school grounds

RPS Crisis Management Plan

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First page of the PDF file: RPSCrisisPreparedness

Spanish Download

First page of the PDF file: RPSCrisisPreparedness_Spanish

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Safety & Security Related Links

Safety & Security Links

Contact Us!

John W. Beazley
Director, Safety and Security
Phone: (804) 780-8550

Safety & Security
2120 Fendall Avenue
Richmond, VA 23232
Phone: (804) 780-8550

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Staff/Contractor Identification Badges
Mon-Fri 8am - 3:30pm

Our current MOU with the Richmond Police Department is below. Any feedback can be provided to the Director, John Beazley via email.