One of our greatest responsibilities is to provide for the safety and security of students, staff, and visitors. Establishing a safe and orderly environment ensures the greatest opportunity for positive individual development and success in student learning. We constantly strive to enhance our safety and security initiatives through open communication, strong community partnerships, progressive policies and procedures, and proactive action by our staff.
The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for the development and implementation of system-wide safety and security programs and initiatives that enhance the overall safety and security of all SMCPS school campuses and supporting office sites. Developing, refining and implementing a comprehensive safety and security plan is the cornerstone of the department. There are three critical pillars that serve as the foundation for the department’s safety and security plan. They are the implementation of physical security measures, ensuring the campus environment and culture embrace the importance of safety and security and a sustained community engagement.
March 7, 2018 Community Event
SMCPS will be hosting a community information night to discuss our mutual interest in keeping our students and schools safe. This event will take place on March 7, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. at Leonardtown High School, located at 23995 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD. Information will be provided by St. Mary’s County Public Schools, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department, and the Maryland Center for School Safety.