Department of School Safety and Security

Mission

The Department of School Safety and Security was established to unify the Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) programs of prevention, response, and recovery in promoting safety and security for the students, staff, and the community. 

  • All BCPS’ schools and offices will be safe and secure, promote well-being, and provide a positive environment for teaching, learning, and working.
  • Improve the safety and security through; open communications, efficient training, strong partnerships, proactive policies, and effective protocols and procedures.

Blueprint for Progress
Goals:

  • To improve achievement of all students.
  • To maintain a safe and orderly learning environment.
  • To use resources effectively and efficiently.

Programs and Services

  • Executive Director of School Safety and Security
  • School Security provides intervention plans and programs designed to help ensure the maintenance of safe and drug-free schools, including substance abuse, bullying, and harassment
  • Safe Schools – SRO Program –  police school resource officers (SROs) provide assistance to ensue the maintenance of safe and orderly learning environments in all schools.
  • Security – second and third shift programs
    • Interior and exterior cameras
    • Entry security buzzer and camera systems
  • Student Discipline
    • Student Handbook
    • Superintendents designees for student hearings
    • Appeals and mitigations
Dale R. Rauenzahn
Executive Director
drauenzahn2@bcps.org
Debbie Snyder
Administrative Assistant
dsnyder@bcps.org
Department of School Safety and Security
9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219
Baltimore, MD 21220
Office Phone 410-887-4360
Fax 410-391-9122
Hotline Other Forms & Hotlines
Immediate Emergency call 911
To report any incident relating to safety in our schools use
Safe Schools Tip Hotline 1-877-636-6332
Text / E-mail Hotline@bcps.org
Maryland Suicide and Crisis Hotline 1-800-422-0009
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