The Bellevue School District is committed to providing all students with an exemplary college preparatory education so they can succeed in college, career and life. District leadership recognizes a safe learning environment is a key component in the provision of an exemplary education, and to that end established and funded a district level school safety and security initiative. This initiative served as the catalyst in the creation of the Bellevue School District Safety and Security Department.
Safety & Security
12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Monday – Friday
Call 911 if you are in immediate danger. You may report bullying or safety concerns anonymously with SafeSchools Alert. Please contact your principal regarding any school-specific safety questions.
The Safety and Security Department is not your standard school security guard program. Our clearly articulated vision and program focused on providing a safe learning environment is part of the Bellevue School District governance and risk management strategy.
The school safety and security program philosophy and values prioritize the protection of human life followed by the protection of physical assets from security risk and disruptive events. The establishment of life safety as the highest programmatic priority serves as the foundation for the vision, purpose, mission and essence of the Safety and Security Department.
Our Purpose: Provide a safe learning environment for our students and safe work place for our staff members by mitigating security risk in schools.
Our Vision: Leverage our resources and partnerships to build and deliver a dynamic, world-class school safety and security program.
Our Mission: Establish a culture of safety and security awareness and preparedness in our schools by delivering relevant training, programs and procedures based on best practices.
Our Essence: Our commitment to prepare and empower our schools to respond to security risks, incidents and emergencies knowledgeably, confidently and effectively.
With the hiring of Director of Security Mike Dorman over the summer and the restructuring of the security department to include four safety & security specialists, the district is building on its reputation for excellence by continually improving its emergency and disaster preparedness.Read More
The run, hide or fight training is being rolled out this year to staff and parents. The goal is to educate parents and faculty members first, and then roll out the program to students in the fall.Read More