Department Overview

  • Safe Schools Officer

    The Reading Safe School Department includes 38 Safe School Officers. The department's mission statement is: To enforce the rules and regulations of the school district and provide a safe learning environment for both students and staff through courtesy, professionalism and respect.

    The Reading Safe School Department consists of  three School Police Officers (SPOs), who are sworn in by Berks County Courts. They have the authority to make arrests and issue summon citations, The department's safe schools staff patrols the halls and ensure student and staff safety. They also oversee building entrances to ensure visitors sign in and provide proper identification before entering the school building.

Standard Response Protocol

  • In case of an emergency, we want our students, staff and families to feel safe and be prepared. We want you to understand the five common actions we will use during an emergency and know what to do when you hear them.

    Some of the actions might sound familiar to you, while others are new actions that we will now be using as a part of our school district’s Standard Response Protocol.

    The five actions are: 

    • HOLD
    • SECURE
    • LOCKDOWN
    • EVACUATE
    • SHELTER

Safe Schools News

Contact

  • Carl Britt Headshot

    Carl Britt
    Safe Schools Director
    Districtwide School Police Officer        

Tip Line

  • Students, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to use our Anonymous Tip Line to share information about incidents or issues regarding the safety of our students.

    Submit a tip  
    Safe2Say Anonymous Tipline

    Download the RSD Mobile App
    Available on Google Play and Apple iTunes