Safety and Security

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 security badge logo Rich Payne
Director of Safety & Security
303-387-0377
24-Hour Dispatch

303-387-9999

Safety Issues Feedback

2812 Highway 85
Building E
Castle Rock, CO, 80109


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The Safety and Security Department's mission is
to protect the educational environment in Douglas County Schools.

We operate under three major areas of service: Student, Staff and Visitor Protection, Emergency Preparedness and Planning and Physical Plant Protection. High schools and middle schools are staffed with Campus Security Specialists who work directly with the schools on student safety. Security System Specialists install and maintain all security equipment in the District and a 24-hour dispatch center is the main point of contact for security matters for all school sites. We are a liaison with law enforcement agencies and handle after-hours emergencies relating to the operation critical District systems. DCSD’s Safety and Security department serves and supports the students, parents, employees and the community by offering student, staff and visitor protection; emergency preparedness and planning; and property and asset protection.




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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.