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Office of Safety and Security Services

The Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Office of Safety and Security Services is responsible for the physical security and environmental safety of all ACPS facilities. The office maintains and upgrades security systems, plans and implements safety policies and procedures, and completes regulatory testing and compliance efforts in relation to environmental safety and indoor air quality.

Student Well-Being, Safety and Security Measures for 2022–23 School Year

Dear ACPS Families,

We hope that you are enjoying the well-deserved break this summer to get recharged and set for the new school year. The team at Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is looking forward to welcoming our students, staff and families back to begin the 2022-23 school year. We are hard at work preparing to open up the school doors and return to teaching and learning. In keeping with our core value of being welcoming, part of that preparation includes an emphasis on student well-being, safety and security to ensure that our students feel welcomed, supported and safe in all of our school buildings. This is integral to fostering connections with students and advancing our focus on social, emotional and academic learning, which ultimately supports improved behavioral and safety outcomes.

To that end, it is important for us to share these important student well-being, safety, and security updates and reminders for the start of the school year.

As the school year progresses, additional measures will be implemented as warranted and communicated to families, staff and the community. Also, the School Law Enforcement Partnership (SLEP) advisory group has met twice during the summer and will continue to do so in the upcoming months. You can find updates on the SLEP advisory group here: SLEP Advisory Group. At this time, the school resource officer (SRO) program remains in effect through June 30, 2023.

How can you partner with us?

We appreciate your partnership as we embark upon this new school year. We recognize that everyone in our school community plays a role in ensuring the well-being, safety, and security of our students. You can support our efforts by staying up to date on ACPS student well-being, safety and security measures, ensuring your student and family comply with all requirements and sharing any concerns you may have with school officials.

We are so excited about having all of our students back this fall and are committed to providing a welcoming, safe and secure learning environment that allows them to thrive in school. Thank you for your continued partnership as we kick off a new school year of teaching and learning.

Sincerely,

Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools

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Need Assistance After Hours?

The Office of Safety and Security Services’ regular office hours are from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For after-hours support, please contact 703-824-6690 or 571-289-8643

Contact Information

John Contreras

Director of Safety and Security Services

1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

703-619-8500

john.contreras@acps.k12.va.us 

Carlton Gerald
Coordinator Security and Emergency Operations
carlton.gerald@acps.k12.va.us
 
Cidel Peters
Security Services Supervisor
cidel.peters@acps.k12.va.us

Emergency Procedures