School Safety

Dr. April Lewis
Executive Director

Jacqueline Hughes
Administrative Assistant

9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118
Baltimore, MD 21220

Phone: 443-809-4360
Fax: 443-809-5022

Follow us on Twitter - @BcpsSafety

Department of School Safety


The Department of School Safety will effectively utilize all available resources to establish a safe, secure, and orderly teaching, learning, and working environment to promote personal well-being for the total school community and maximize student achievement.

The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence  

Focus Area 2: Safe and Supportive Environment  

Baltimore County Public Schools is committed to fostering safe, secure, and supportive learning and working environments in which students and staff have the resources and supports necessary to succeed. This will be accomplished by continuously improving safety and security measures in all schools and offices, expanding available social-emotional supports, engaging students and staff in activities that promote positive school and workplace climates, and encouraging relationships that are mutually respectful and supportive. 

Support Model

Each zone has been assigned a school safety manager and a back-up manager.  These managers assist and provide support to schools for all school safety related concerns.   Responsibilities of the managers include consulting with schools and police regarding emergency response, assisting schools in the development and completion of emergency plans, monitoring fire and scenario-based drill completion, monitoring bullying, harassment or intimidation data, coordinating meetings between administrators and school resource officer program personnel, and addressing concerns related to the visitor identification system and student/staff identification system.  In addition, each manager is responsible for addressing specific central office or systemwide programs and initiatives.

See Something!  Say Something! 

  • Immediate Emergency call 911

  • To report any incident related to safety in schools or offices, use the Safe Schools Tip Hotline. The Maryland Center for School Safety Tip Line is available for anyone to report safety concerns anonymously.  The tip line is monitored 24/7 and concerns are forwarded to school safety managers. Phone/Text 1-833-632-7233

  • Maryland Crisis Hotline 1-800-422-0009

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273 TALK

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