Safety and Security

We take exhaustive measures to make FCPS a safe and secure place to learn and work.

The Office of Safety and Security provides overall guidance, direction, and support to the Safety, Health, and Security programs. This includes federal (and Commonwealth of Virginia equivalent), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) programs. Safety and Security also develops, implements, and monitors student and employee health and safety programs; monitors and standardizes chemical purchases; and implements necessary hazardous waste disposals.

After Hours Assistance

School Security is your after hours contact, if you have an emergency when transportation offices are closed or inaccessible.  Contact School Security at 571-423-2000. Security will contact a representative to assist you as needed.

Safety Tipline

As part of Fairfax County Public Schools' continuing efforts to maintain safe schools, a confidential and anonymous Safety Tipline is available.  For additional information, visit the Safety Tipline page.

If your tip is an emergency and immediate assistance is necessary, please dial 911.

Keep Your School Safe!
You may submit your anonymous tips using any of the following methods:


SchoolMessenger - Quick Tip Form

SMS Text

Individuals wishing to report activity also have the option to text their concerns to:

888-777; keyword TIP FCPS

Please remember to include the name of your school/facility when reporting.  An automated banner will respond, allowing the person to text information.   You may receive a response in return asking for additional information. The responder is NOT able to see your name or phone number.

SMS Text


The Tipline phone number is 571-423-2020.

Safety Section

The Safety Section provides technical knowledge and expertise required to keep the school division at minimal risk to liability, property, and vehicular losses. The section also complies with a myriad of federal, state, and local fire, health, and safety codes that impact the school division.

Security Services

Security Services provides 24-hour emergency communications, security patrols, response to calls for services, school inspections, and central monitoring of the Security and Fire Alarm System (SAFAS) for all FCPS facilities.

The Security Planning section provides training and assistance to all schools and centers in crisis management, facility assessments, and other security related matters. Security specialists manage and provide expertise in emergency management; the training and certification of all central and school-based security personnel; and technology-based physical security initiatives and systems.

The school liaison commander coordinates between Fairfax County Public Schools and the Fairfax County Police on public safety matters.

Contact Us

Gatehouse Administration Center
8115 Gatehouse Road, Suite 3600
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

FCPS Security Review Updates

Following the Parkland, Florida school shooting in February 2018, the School Board directed the superintendent's office to conduct an internal review of FCPS' security programs, policies, and practices.  As a result, the School Board approved additional funding for security training, updates to locks on doors at schools, and more mental health experts.  Watch this video to see updates on where FCPS is in the process of completing those upgrades.

Do you need after hours assistance?

Contact Safety and Security at 571-423-2000