Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Wayne Rikard, Chief
(770) 513-6715

The Office of Safety & Security consists of 24 P.O.S.T (Police Officer Standards and Training) certified Police Officers and office staff. Safety and Security grew in size to 50 with the addition of the School Crossing Guards Program and a part-time Coordinator of School Safety. The department is responsible for providing a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff. The officers respond to needs of our students, staff and community. In addition to enforcing the laws of the State of Georgia, officers teach classes both during the school day to students and to community groups in the evenings. The proactive direction taken by the School Resource Officers is recognized by all local law enforcement agencies and the community. The Gwinnett County School Police Department maintains State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification, a distinction currently held by only two public school system police agencies in the state.

Safe, Secure, Successful Schools

Gwinnett County Public Schools is committed to ensuring its schools are safe and orderly. The school system takes a very proactive approach to ensuring the safety of students, staff members and campus visitors.

Gwinnett County’s safe schools are the result of…
  • Sensible safety measures
  • A community committed to safe schools
  • An attitude that doesn’t tolerate threats to the education of our children
  • The expectation that all students will behave so their peers can learn and teachers can teach.
The Gwinnett County School Police office is located at 52 Gwinnett Drive in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Click here for driving directions, phone, and fax numbers.

Weapons-Drugs-Alcohol Confidential tipline
(English and Spanish)

Message from the Superintendent
on School Safety

School Resource Officer Program
Certification Seal (pdf)
Spotlight...School Police (pdf)
Certification GDP Article 2-2010 (pdf)

Reporting Emergencies

FAQs on School Safety

Student Conduct Behavior Code

Parents' Guide to Disciplinary Hearings

Acceptable Use of Electronic Media

School Bus Safety Guidelines
and Safety Procedures

Student/Parent Handbook for Grades K-5

Student/Parent Handbook for Grades 6 - 12

Safe Schools Plans/ Required Drills

Severe Weather

Emergency Preparation

Driver's Education Information

Prevention/Intervention Resources:
Bullying (pdf)
Drug-Free Environment (pdf)
Drug and Violence Prevention

Related Links:
Gwinnett County Government
Gwinnett Courts
GBI Sex Offender Registry
Georgia Office of Homeland Security
Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)