Safety & Security
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 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!
These are the services provided by the RPS Department of Safety and Security:
- After School/Athletic Event Security
- Patrol and Surveillance
- Tactical Operations
- School Security Audits
- Emergency Management
- Safety Patrol Induction Assistance
- School Safety Related Training/Workshops
- Speakers for School Staff meetings
- Eddie Eagle Program
- Raptor Visitor Management System
Meet the Director
Director Mauricio Tovar oversees day-to-day safety. He comes to RPS with 25 years of law enforcement experience where he oversaw patrol functions, the training academy, investigations, SWAT teams, as well as crime trends analysis and policy development. He brings with him extensive knowledge in managing critical incidents, and maintaining public safety.
Safety & Security
2120 Fendall Avenue
Richmond, VA 23232
Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm
Staff/Contractor Identification Badges
Walk-Ins welcome Thursdays
1pm - 4pm
Contact Lt. Carrie Lindenfeld at 804-780-8550 for advance scheduling.
Raptor Visitor Management Customer Service