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Newport-Mesa USD |  BP  3515.3  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Campus Safety Facilitators   

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To help ensure the safety of district students and staff and the security of district property, the Board of Education shall maintain district safety personnel.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)

(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

(cf. 3515.5 - Sex Offender Notification)

(cf. 3516.2 - Bomb Threats)

(cf. 5131.4 - Student Disturbances)

(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism, Theft and Graffiti)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.7 - Weapons and Dangerous Instruments)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

(cf. 5142.1 - Identification and Reporting of Missing Children)

(cf. 5145.11 - Questioning and Apprehension)

(cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)

Duties of campus safety facilitators shall be delineated in a job description developed by the Superintendent or designee.

(cf. 4158/4258/4358 - Employee Security)

(cf. 4200 - Classified Personnel)

Persons employed or assigned as school campus safety facilitators shall serve as watchpersons, security guards, or patrolpersons on or about district premises to protect persons or property, prevent the theft or unlawful taking of district property, or report unlawful activity to the district and local law enforcement agencies. (Education Code 38001.5)

The Board may contract with a private licensed security agency when campus safety facilitators are unable to perform their duties or because an emergency exists. This includes but is not limited to war, epidemic, fire, flood, work stoppage, or when the emergency necessitates additional security services. In such cases, the Board shall make a specific finding that an emergency exists and shall include this finding in the Board minutes. (Education Code 38005)

The Board expects campus safety facilitators to cooperate and regularly communicate with the School Resource Officers (SRO's), and work collaboratively with other district staff and community members to develop long-term, proactive approaches that address the conditions affecting school safety.

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

Campus safety facilitators shall conduct themselves in ways that promote goodwill and cooperation on the part of students, district staff and the general public.


Campus safety facilitators shall not carry firearms.

Legal Reference:


35021.5 School police reserve corps

38000-38005 Security and police departments

39672 School peace officers, fingerprinting

41510-41514 School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant

45122.1 Classified employees, conviction of a violent or serious felony

49079 Notification to teacher; student who has engaged in acts constituting grounds for suspension or expulsion


7583-7583.46 Private patrol operators


6240-6274 Emergency protective orders


3300-3312 Public safety officers, rights and protections

8597-8598 Peace officers


290.45 Sex offenders, authority of peace officers

646.91 Emergency protective order for stalking

830-832.9 Peace officers, especially:

830.32 School district and community college police

830.6 Reserve police officers, powers and duties

832 Course of training prescribed by Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

832.2 School peace officers; training

832.7 Disclosure of personnel files in criminal or civil proceedings

836 Peace officers; warrants

12028.5 Taking custody of weapons

13510-13519.9 Standards for recruitment and training

13700-13702 Response to domestic violence


707 List of crimes

828-828.1 Disclosure of information re minors by law enforcement agency


San Diego Police Officers Association et al. v. City of San Diego Civil Service Commission et al., 104 Cal.App.4th 275 (2002)

Management Resources:


Safe Schools: A Planning Guide for Action, 2002


Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training:

California Department of Education, Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Office:

Attorney General's Office, Crime and Violence Prevention Center:


adopted: August 28, 2018 Costa Mesa, California