Safety & Security in Durham Public Schools

  • The Safety & Security Department plans, coordinates and implements methods to support safe and secure environments in existing facilities and new contruction. This encompasses surveillance cameras, burglar alarms, door access, security equipment, vulnerability assessments, and serving as a liaison with first responders. Safety & Security works closely with law enforcement to maintain an effective presence of School Resource Officers (SROs) and other law enforcement support on school campuses. The department assists with the implementation of plans, policies and procedures to strengthen district-wide emergency preparedness and procedures. The office is located at 1817 Hamlin Road, rooms 122 & 124, Durham, NC  27704. Phone: 919-560-3607, FAX: 919-560-2693.



    SROs partner with and are assigned to secondary schools. Their primary duties are to enforce the law, act as a resource with respect to delinquency prevention, provide guidance on law-related issues, provide individual counseling to students, and to explain to students the role of law enforcement in society.