Security and Investigations Unit


Mission Statement

The men and women of the Jefferson County Public Schools Security and Investigations Unit are committed to promoting student achievement by promoting a safe educational environment for all, free from the fear of crime and victimization; identifying and solving problems by forming partnerships; assisting District and school administrators in efforts to minimize disruption to the educational process caused by exposure to loss; providing professional security services for the Jefferson County Public Schools family and community, using dynamic and proactive techniques; and using in-house personnel and equipment where practical, and by assistance from the local police agencies, as necessary.

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 4/2/15