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HCPS Safety and Security

The Department of Safety and Security's Mission Statement

To advance the security within Harford County Public Schools by integrating safety into the fabric of the school system through evaluation, education, and training. Through collaboration, the Department of Safety and Security shall persist to amalgamate the components of environmental and personal safety and security into every aspect of the educational/operational practices of the Harford County Public Schools System.

Five objectives have been identified that will support the goal established by the Board of Education.

Objective 1 To establish clear expectations for positive school climates and maximize student learning.
Objective 2 To provide safe and secure schools during daytime and evening hours of building use.
Objective 3 To provide safe and secure schools during those hours when the buildings are not occupied.
Objective 4 To maximize school building safety and security through student, staff, and parent training.
Objective 5 To expand interagency cooperation and partnerships among youth serving professionals and agencies.


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Safety and Security Resources

HCPS Links

Gang Information Websites

These sites are provided by the Harford County Sheriff's Office to inform citizens of the emergence of gang activities in Harford County.

Informational Links

Child Sex Offender Registry

This registry is provided by the Harford County Sheriff's Office to enable citizens to verify if a registered sex offender is in their community.

Another useful website to guard against sexual predators and violent criminals www.familywatchdog.us

The site was developed by John Walsh from Americas Most Wanted. This is another tool to keep our kids safe!