The Safety & Security Department’s mission is to maintain a safe and secure environment for Cambridge Public Schools students, staff, and visitors. Using the “all hazards” approach, the department implements safety and security policies, access control procedures, accident prevention, risk management, fire safety, emergency management, asset protection, parking control, and pedestrian/bus safety programs. The department is also responsible for emergency preparedness training and serves as liaison to police, fire, courts and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families.
Safety personnel supervise and train school staff in emergency response and lockdown procedures at both the high school and elementary/upper school levels, and regularly visit all schools to conduct safety/security assessments. They also manage safety and security projects and monitor related technological systems across the district.