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Safety and security are the highest priorities in our schools

Please know that the safety of the students in our care is of the utmost importance. While it is impossible to guarantee that dangerous situations will never happen in and around our schools, we take far-reaching preventive measures.

The most important thing we can do is be aware of who is in and around our schools.

  1. It has been standard practice to require visitors to check in at the main office and receive a visitor’s badge. We are asking all school personnel to make sure this is a priority.
  2. We stress to employees the importance of stopping individuals they do not know. Students, especially older ones, are asked to report any unidentified individuals to a teacher or other school official right away.
  3. We are also taking extra care to keep non-essential doors locked. Our high schools have multiple entrances, but we are restricting access at each high school.
  4. You as parents and neighbors of our schools can be very helpful by being aware of what is going on in and around the building and reporting unusual activity.
  5. Local law enforcement and district security officials are increasing their presence around our schools.


Littleton Public Schools has placed a priority on safety and security measures for many years.

  1. Our district security system is currently one of the most advanced systems used in any school district in the nation. 
  2. We work closely with local law enforcement through the preparation of and drilling for various emergency responses and through our school resource officers to help keep our schools safe learning environments for our students.
  3. The November 2013 issue of Security Magazine ranked LPS as the 7th best school district in the nation for security protocols.

It cannot be stressed enough how seriously we take these issues. We are parents, as well, and we hope this information assures you that not only do we share your concerns, but that we are looking for ways to tighten the sound security measures we already have in place. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

LPS named 11th best in the nation in school security

Congratulations to the Littleton Public Schools security team! The November 2012 issue of Security Magazine ranked LPS as the 11th best school district in the nation for security protocols.  Read more.

Pictured:  LPS Director of Security and Emergency Planning Guy Grace receives a framed copy of Security Magazine from LPS Superintendent Scott Murphy during the December 13, 2012, Board of Education meeting.

 

Littleton Public Schools is recognized throughout the country as a top school district in regards to security and emergency preparedness. 

LPS Security and Emergency Preparedness
5776 South Crocker Street
Littleton, CO 80120
Contact Hours - 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Main Contact Number - 303-347-3420
Fax Number - 303-347-3454

 

Director of Security & Emergency Preparedness
Guy Grace 303-347-3416 ggrace@lps.k12.co.us
Security Facilitator
Becky Niles 303-347-3420 bniles@lps.k12.co.us

Overview of LPS Security


Dispatch Center

The LPS Dispatch Center serves as the after-hours point of contact for the entire district.

The Littleton Public Schools Security Department monitors and maintains the security systems. This includes the access control, closed circuit television systems (CCTV) and various intruder detection systems. The security components are fully integrated at each school. All of the schools’ systems comprise a seamless, districtwide networked security management system that is monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by District Security Officers (DSO) at the district’s Education Services Center (ESC) security office.

The most visible security equipment at the schools is the proximity card readers at designated entrances and the security cameras on the exterior of the building. Proximity card readers provide accountability for who is coming into the building. CCTV cameras are a useful crime deterrent, and, by working in conjunction with the access controls system, the cameras provide accountability for access during both regular business hours and outside of business hours (nights and weekends). The cameras also provide surveillance of the school grounds.

In addition to providing detection of unauthorized entries into the schools, the security system addresses key control, vandalism, and emergency planning issues. This provides LPS with documentation on who accesses the schools and when they are accessed. Exterior cameras and detection devices provide prevention, notification, and documentation of vandal-related incidents. The security system also helps in planning and preparing for emergencies by allowing the school to be locked down from the school's main office or from the ESC security office, and it provides camera views of the exterior during a lock-down situation.

The security system’s tracking, reporting, and camera-monitoring features give the district the ability to know what is happening around and in a school at any time, providing constant security awareness. The security system has been engineered to provide for future expansion as the needs of each school evolve.

In addition to monitoring the security system, the District Security Department also monitors the Fire and HVAC controls for the entire district. The District Security Officers assist and communicate with appropriate parties.

Patrol

LPS Security's goal is to respond efficiently to all types of emergencies. A patrol is available 24/7. District Security Officers patrol and check the grounds for suspicious activities and safety concerns. District Security Officers also work very closely with law enforcement in school-related responses. The patrol team also has the ability to monitor the entire district security system from any remote location with the proper wireless and/or hard Internet connection. This capability is invaluable in large school-based and/or community emergencies.

 

 LPS Security:
24 Hours a Day
7 Days a Week
Call 303-347-3420

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