270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.365.5000
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Safety and Security

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Safety and Security
Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Safety and Security Services website. The Columbus City School District is dedicated to providing the highest quality academic curriculum and learning atmosphere to all students. The achievement of this goal depends heavily on maintaining a safe and positive environment within our schools. Our staff serves as a source of information, assistance and guidance to students, parents, teachers, and staff as well as a link to support services within the community.

The Safety and Security department has a true sense of commitment to our students and school personnel with its proactive approach to bridging the communication gap, building good relationships and promoting positive student behavior in and out of schools. In addition to student safety, our staff works closely with local law enforcement and emergency management officials in developing and maintaining action plans for potential emergencies. The department’s ultimate goal is to ensure school safety.

Department Mission:

"The staff of Columbus City Schools’ Safety and Security Services Department is dedicated to excellent service that impacts the reduction in crime, creates a safe environment and enhances the quality of life for our schools and community. We believe safety directly impacts the effective learning environment that our district supports. Our department is committed to providing quality service to staff, students and parents in a professional manner to support the vision of Columbus City Schools."

About Us:

The Safety and Security department consists of the Director, Supervisor, Secretary, Transportation Safety Supervisor, Compliance Investigator, two full-time Dispatchers, and forty-two well-trained men and women who provide professional safety and security services to over 51,000 diverse students within the Columbus City School district. The department is dedicated to ensuring a safe, secure and effective learning environment for students, staff and community.
 
Contact Us:
 
 Chris Ward
Director
889 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 365-5879 phone
(614) 365-8785 fax
Robert Collins
Asst. Director
Pat Brower
Secretary
Crystal Jackson
Supervisor 
Bill Harrison
Base Operator
Eric Maddox
Base Operator
Charles Wyatt
Base Operator
Beth Samson
Transportation Safety Supervisor
Sharon Scott
Compliance Investigator
Gebzghr Nire
Compliance
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Our Mission: Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
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