Campus Safety Officers
The safety officers’ primary job is keeping our secondary and elementary school students and faculty safe. This is met by promoting lawful behavior and enforcing district policy pertaining to all students and visitors. Their continued presence in our schools allows them to understand the ins and outs of their assigned facility as they develop a working relationship with students. Our safety officers are PA State Certified and take the same courses as a school police officer.
Campus School Police Officers
School Police Officers (SPO) are members of the law enforcement community who educate and protect the school community. When school police are integrated into a school system, the benefits go beyond reducing violence in schools. The officer builds relationships with students while serving as a resource to students, staff, and administrators to assist in solving problems.
Crisis Emergency Preparedness
WMASD developed a District comprehensive safety plan, along with specific building plans. These plans are reviewed and updated as necessary with the goal of ensuring the safety and security of students, staff, and properties. Each school conducts a minimum of 8 fire drills, 1 severe weather drill, 1 ALICE drill and 2 Blue Point drills. The Districts’ Emergency Preparedness Plan along with annual training provides students staff the confidence and knowledge to react to threatening incidents. Also, the District conducts a review of vulnerability assessment of our Emergency plan. This information is used in maintaining a safe environment.
Guide for Student Reunification
The West Mifflin Area School District with the local emergency responders has developed a plan to protect students in the event that an emergency occurs. The plan includes safely reuniting students with their families. The success of this plan depends on participant cooperation. This plan includes policy and procedure for lockdowns, safety drills, evacuations that are practiced several times per year. It is important that you completely fill out emergency contact information for the school records. Make sure you have a minimum of two other adult individuals listed on the emergency contact with a phone number authorized to pick up your student in the event a parent or guardian is not available. It is important to know:
homeroom teacher’s name
Off-site Evacuation – Students Reunification
- Do not go to the school if students are being evacuated to a site off campus
- Your child will be safely transported to a pre-determined location.
- Media resources will provide you with information about the location.
- When you arrive, you will be instructed to a reunification area.
- You must show a valid picture ID and sign a release form.
- Do not go to school per police orders. No individual will be allowed to enter the school during a lockdown.
- Do not call the school. It is necessary to keep the school lines open.
- Refer to media resources for the latest updates.
- Once the lockdown is over, officials will decide whether school will continue, or a student release will be ordered.
- Follow the same guidelines as off-site reunification.