24-hour Alarm Response
The Department of Safety and Security is to ensure and maintain the safest environment possible for our students, staff, visitors, and physical assets. We achieve this in the following ways:
- Maintain and constantly monitor school safety security equipment, to include card access, cameras, fire systems, AEDs and building security systems.
- Regularly communicate with local police and fire to ensure planning and response to all emergencies.
- Provide 24-hour response and support to schools and patrons. Assist with problems and emergencies; ensure a safe learning environment for all.
- Continually assess security through our JSSA. (Jordan Safety Security Assessment inspection). Help identify additional needs to ensure a safe learning environment.
Safety and Security Department Techs install and repair:
- AED, Automated External Defibrillator, inspections and maintenance
- JSSA, Jordan Safety, Security Assessment
- Fire Systems, inspection and repair
- Security Systems, inspection and repair
- Access Control Hardware District-wide
- CCTV Systems installation, inspection, and repair
- Kee Johnson
- Paul Stoddard
- Rodney Peck
- Ron Mousley
- Dave Green
- Aaron Hancock
All doors and windows are monitored. Motion detectors monitor all halls. Any drop or alarm from the system is dispatched from a local alarm company to our alarm responders who will arrive and address any concerns. Any early-open or late-to-close alerts will be followed up by Alarm Response. Local law enforcement assists as needed.
Access codes are only assigned to key personnel, principals, assistant principals, custodians, head sweepers, head secretaries, and in some cases the lunch manager if the school offers a breakfast program. The alarm system is tied to our Card Access System and all badges are disabled until the alarm system is disarmed.
Camera systems play a huge role in the safety and security of our buildings. During an alarm drop, responders can access the camera system and see if an intruder is in the building before arrival. School hall monitors utilize the cameras to ensure the halls and grounds are safe. The average recording time for each school is about two weeks.
Cameras should be monitored on a regular basis to ensure all are working. Any cameras that are having problems should have a work order completed for repair.
All cameras are IP based which allows (when needed) Police and Fire access during an emergency. This makes emergencies easier and quicker to assess and resolve.
Card Access | Access Control
All District personnel are issued an ID badge. This badge allows access to assigned doors as needed. Doors can be scheduled to open or close depending on activities within each school.
Visitors and volunteers are required to check-in at the main office. There they will receive a sticker that will be worn as identification. The sticker will not access doors. Visitors will need to be accompanied by an employee to access locked doors. This also allows employees and visitors to be accounted for during an emergency.
An AED is used to treat victims who experience "Sudden Cardiac Arrest". It is only to be applied to unconscious victims who are without pulse, signs of circulation, and normal breathing. The AED will analyze the heart rhythm and advise the operator if a shockable rhythm is detected. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the AED will charge to the appropriate energy level and advise the operator to deliver a shock. Anyone can, at their discretion, provide voluntary assistance to victims of medical emergencies. The extent to which these individuals respond shall be appropriate to their training and experience. These responders are encouraged to contribute to emergency response only to the extent they are comfortable. The emergency medical response of these individuals may include CPR, AED, or medical first-aid.