Security and Investigations Unit


Staffed by 24 special law enforcement officers and 7 noncommissioned employees, the Security and Investigations Unit is responsible for the safety and security of more than 100,000 students and 15,000 employees.

We investigate criminal activity on JCPS property, including 156 school sites, 1,000 buses, and 51,650 bus stops. We also provide uniform patrol for JCPS properties and conduct professional- development (PD) training for all in-school security monitors, who are located at 73 sites throughout the district.

Five certified telecommunication operators staff our District Operations Center around the clock. Three security investigators conduct special investigations involving students, staff, or district property.

When you should call the Security and Investigations Unit…

The Unit investigates felonies committed on school property including the following:

Assaults with weapons or dangerous instruments


Assaults resulting in serious physical injury resulting in the victim being hospitalized


Assaults on school staff and faculty

Thefts of money or property over $500

Bomb threats


Selling/distributing drugs/narcotics

Death threats

Possession of illegal drugs/narcotics

Fraud and white collar crime (over $500)

Possession of deadly weapons

Child pornography

The Unit provides physical security for the school District and participates in crime prevention activities for local schools:

Conducts security assessments and crime prevention surveys

Offers crime prevention suggestions by reviewing the environmental design of school buildings

Assesses threats


The Unit provides disaster relief.

The Unit conducts critical incident investigations such as some accidental injuries or deaths of employees and students.

The Unit serves as a liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the following:

Incidents of death, Sexual Abuse, rape and sodomy occurring on school property

Child sexual exploitation

Reports of kidnappings and missing persons

Child abuse


Suspected terrorist activities

If you suspect any of the above listed crimes are occurring in your building or on the school campus, follow these two simple steps. 

  • First, call 911 for the local police if the crime is in progress.
  • Second, call the Security and Investigations Unit at 485-3121, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. 
  • For crimes that occurred at some time in the past, the principal, building manager, or their representative will call the Security and Investigations Unit at 485-3111 between 7:30 am and 4:30 p.m., or at 485-3121.

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Date Modified 6/3/15