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Safety & Security

The Stephens County School System is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our students and employees.  

  • A School Resource Officer (SRO) is stationed at each school. 
  • There are single-entry access points at each school. Visitors must show a photo ID.
  • The Technology Department maintains all technology-based security including employee badge access, video camera surveillance, alarms, and more.
  • Weather warning stations are located on the roof of Stephens County Middle School and at Stephens County High School.
  • Administrators conduct regular safety inspections, safety training, and emergency drills. 
Photo of six officers in uniform
The School Resource Officers include:

SSgt David Kiser  - Stephens County Middle School

Deputy John Harris - Liberty Elementary School

Deputy Andrew Loggins  - Big A Elementary School

Deputy Joel Carter  - Stephens County Advancement Academy

Deputy Paul Kent  - Stephens County High School

Deputy Craig Basham - Toccoa Elementary School

If you are experiencing an emergency situation, dial 9-1-1. 
As part of our efforts to make safety our first priority, the Stephens County School System is encouraging all students and parents to download the mobile “See Something, Send Something” app.

Offered by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, the app enables students, parents, and the community to anonymously report student tips about weapons, drugs, bullying, mental health concerns, and/or other school safety concerns 24/7 and is monitored by trained, emergency professionals.

Please download the free app on your cell phone to remind you to always be aware of your surroundings, and so the app is readily available if needed. Here is a link for more information and to access the free mobile app download:

NOTE: This incident reporting system is NOT intended for emergency situations. For situations requiring an immediate response, call 9-1-1.

officer with canine dog opening door

K-9 Champ helps patrol the exterior doors at Stephens County Middle School with SRO David Kiser.

logo sign on door at school

Visitors must press the entry button located by the main entrance door and show their photo ID before entering each school.

The Stephens County School System partners with local law enforcement to conduct safety drills and training.