Baltimore County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students. Each and every school in our system has safety plans in place for a variety of emergencies and, to ensure that each school continually meets our security expectations, security procedures are reviewed as needed and periodically throughout the year by our Department of School Safety and Security. Schools are required to practice the plans they have in place several times per year so that both staff and students have a complete understanding of what to do should a real emergency arise. We are also very fortunate to have a strong partnership with the Baltimore County Police Department. Through our School Resource Officer Program and the "Keep a Check" Program, there is a police presence in our schools to provide a safe and secure environment for all students and staff.