Safety and Security Resources

For parents and students, information about a variety of safety awareness topics

24-hour security assistance – Contact the FCPS Office of Safety and Securityat 571-423-2000.  Call 9-1-1 for police, rescue or fire emergencies or 703-691-2131 for non-emergency police assistance.

Bullying Tips – FCPS has several resources regarding bullying: Violence Prevention and Intervention and ways to prevent and deal with bullying. The National Crime Prevention Council has additional information and resourcesStop shares methods for parents to communicate with their children about bullying.

Cyber bullying - National Crime Prevention Council has information about Cyber bullying. Connect Safely is a website that has additional information on what to do if you are a victim of cyber bullying.

Emergency Announcements - When FCPS has a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made.

FCPS Telephone Tip Line for Safety 571-423-2020. FCPS encourages students and community members to report school safety issues, such as dangerous rumors, drug use, theft, harassment, gang activities, existence of weapons, and vandalism.

Gang Prevention - Fairfax County gang awareness information. What are they, how do we identify them, gangs and the law, why some students join a gang, and what are the general types of behaviors? Fairfax County gang prevention information and hot  line. For more information, see The reality of gangsGang Fact SheetsGangsand Gang Resources.

Identifying suspected alcohol and other drug use - FCPS Student Safety and Wellness has a wide range of services devoted to promoting optimal mental health of our students. Fairfax County Govt provides Alcohol & Drug Services - Service Descriptions. The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) includes the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI). National Institute of Drug abuse has prepared materials specifically for students and young adults. Get Smart About Drugs has information for parents.

Internet Safety - The Superintendent of Public Instruction has issued guidelines to school divisions regarding instructional programs related to Internet safety.Teaching children how to recognize dangers and threats on the internet, and how to respond to them appropriately. Get net wise and Privacy Considerations When Posting Content Online are additional sites with further information to keep children safe and protect your data. The Attorney General of Virginia has additional sites concerning internet safety: Family Internet Safety: Internet Safety Guide for Teens and Child Internet Safety: Tips for Parents

Lost and Found - Lost and found items are processed through the Main Office. Students finding abandoned or lost articles should take them there.

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most - Under aged drinking awareness information. Virginia Alcohol Laws & Parental Responsibility.

Path to Personal Safety - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) offers easy-to-use safety resources to help address constant challenges when trying to help keep children safer.

Sexting - Sexting, don't play the game, Fairfax County Police Forum. The practice can have serious legal and psychological consequences, for further information please consult the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Student Rights and Responsibilities - The Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook has been posted here to make access easier and faster.

Traffic Safety - The Fairfax County Police Department is committed to keeping the the citizens who live in, work in and visit Fairfax County, safe on our roadways. Learn more about traffic safetydriving while texting or on cellphoneguide to distracted driving & teen safety, dangers of text messaging and drivingstop impaired driving, speak up or else, drive smartand youth of Virginia speak out about traffic safety.

Unified Prevention Coalition - The Unified Prevention Coalition is dedicated to promoting prevention and early intervention for violence and drug use in the community.