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Safety and Security

To advance the security within Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) 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 school system.

The HCPS Office of Safety and Security conducts its work in alignment with goal four of the Board of Education of Harford County's strategic plan: Provide safe, secure, and healthy learning environments that are conductive to effective teaching and learning, creativity and innovation.

Safety and Security Work Group

  • Donoven Brooks
  • Stacey Gerringer
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Recent Updates

On August 17, 2022, the HCPS Parent Academy and Office of Safety and Security, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies around the county, hosted a Safety and Security Virtual Town Hall to address plans for school emergencies, as well as everyday challenges like bullying and mental health. A panel of school system experts shared important information about the measures HCPS is taking to keep our students, staff, and school buildings safe this school year and answered questions submitted from members of the community.

Parent Academy Real Talk Series on Safety and Security

EDHS School Safety Liaison Brooks Kimbrough

School Resource Officer's Deputy Steg and Deputy Mitchell

School Resource officer Jason Neidig of Aberdeen Police Department


All Harford County Public Schools are equipped with surveillance cameras, remote access controlled entrance doors, and exterior doors controlled by proxy cards.


Safety and Security Resources

Contact the HCPS Safety and Security department by emailing us at