Kim GlazeAdministrative AssistantOffice (843) 899-8629Fax (843) 899-8564Glazek@bcsdschools.net
Welcome to the Office of Safety and Security:The safety and security of our students and staff is - and will continue to be - our highest priority.Each year BCSD plans and executes several large-scale crisis simulations. Those events are made possible by partnerships with local and national law enforcement. The goal -- to give teachers and administrators hands-on training in the area of Safety and Security.
Some of the 2017-18 Highlights
- BCSD Safety and Security Director Tim Knight, received the 2018 Campus Safety K-12 Director of the Year Award from Campus Safety Magazine. Knight was presented with his plaque at the Campus Safety Conference in Herndon, Va. on July 19, 2018.
- BCSD began a “Clear Bag or No Bag” entry procedure for varsity football games and expanded the procedure to all varsity sporting events. The proactive measure is part of an on-going safety initiative to continue to improve and advance district safety/security measures.
- BCSD purchased medical crisis response kits from North American Rescue for all the district’s school resource officers. The kits are specially designed for SROs, containing life-saving equipment to treat multiple victims until medical personnel arrive.
- The school store-front installation project was completed, and all schools received physical security updates.
- Safety/Security community discussions were held at several schools.
- Life-saving information was shared with teachers and administrators at an active shooter and gunfire training conducted by local law enforcement.
- Administrators continued learnings in proactive self-defense, safety and injury prevention techniques with the help of H2H Training Solutions and Charleston Krav Maga.
- BCSD will add two additional SROs at Stratford and Cane Bay High Schools.
As Berkeley County School District athletic teams close in on what’s the opening night for varsity sports, it’s important for fans, parents and community members to remember the “Clear Bag or No Bag” entry procedure will be in place.
While students dove into pools, played with friends and attended summer camps, school safety and security officials were attending trainings, learning new best practices and preparing for another year dedicated to the safety of children.
There’s no blanket approach, but there is one thing you will hear Knight say over and over to community members and stakeholders. “Safety and security is our number one priority.”