Department

See below for the main information you will need from the School Safety & Security department.

School Safety & Security Overview

The Office of School Safety and Security consists of Sheriff’s Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.  These School Resource Officers work on school campuses and sites of the school system to provide safety and security for students and personnel.  The School Resource Officers also maintain lines of communication with the students, staff and the community.

DeWayne Wells
Director for School Safety and Security
cell – 225-218-5737

Dionne Chaney
Supervisor for School Safety and Security

For Emergencies:

Please dial dispatch directly:

During School Hours: 225.226.7690
After School Hours: 225.226.3702

Ensuring a Safe Environment

Our goal is to take proactive measures and precautions to ensure a safe environment at all sites. We employ the following best practices to meet our goal:

  • Partnerships- Strong partnership with local law enforcement agencies, Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security (M.O.H.S.E.P), Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders.
  • School Resource Officers- In partnership with local law enforcement agencies, officers from E.B.R.S.O and E.B.R.P.D are employed to patrol our campuses during and after school hours.
  • District Safety Team- Identifies and evaluates the vulnerability of the school district to emergency threat situations consistently and recommend preventive measures to each.
  • Safety Emergency Drills- Mandated drills are scheduled and performed routinely.
  • Controlled Access- Establishes one main controlled entrance into a campus.
  • Security and Safety Training- Ongoing safety training opportunities are offered to all employees.
  • Surveillance Cameras- Primary uses are to keep sites secure, ensuring the safety of all on-site and gathering evidence after an incident occurs.
  • Monitored Alarm System- Acts as a deterrent to vandalism, theft and other unwanted behaviors. Recorded and live video can be used during investigations and by first responders or staff during an emergency event.
  • Emergency Response Information Portal (E.R.I.P)- An emergency management system that provides:
    • Emergency Plans- Site-specific emergency plans that prepare each location for a response to an emergency event by creating a plan of action, establishing teams and detailing specific steps to take. These plans are reviewed and updated annually.
    • Site Mapping- Critical structure information and maps for each site.
    • Assessments- Assists sites with identifying hazards.
    • Online Training- Trains staff about emergency situations.
    • Emergency Drills- View scheduled, unscheduled and overdue drills such as Fire Drills, Lockdowns, Bus Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Intruder Drills, and Shelter-In-Place Drills for compliance.

 

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East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Safety and Security Team is committed to providing a secure environment and building an ongoing culture of safety for our students, staff, community partners, and visitors within our district.

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