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Safety & Security Dept.

Union Public Schools believes in the importance of keeping students safe and secure, whether they are in a classroom, an extracurricular activity, or even traveling between school and home – this is not just important it is a priority.

Union has in place an initiative to manage and consolidate the Union School district’s security and prevention services providing the opportunity to explicitly address security, orderliness, and caring in our schools.

Utilizing the principles of progressive collaborative community engagement, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and peace building, Union is creating the necessary processes and providing the technical assistance to bring together Union stakeholders, to support them in assessing their needs, and strengthen their capacity to leverage all available resources to develop and sustain peaceable schools.

In fact, Union wants its students to be safe even when they are at home, providing programs on fire safety, bad weather, and avoiding illegal drugs and alcohol. Each year, administrators review emergency procedures, security concerns and safety precautions for its students, families, and staff.

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918-505-9802

Statistics

Coordinator as well as 10 full-time Security Officers at the secondary schools and 25 part-time officers for athletic and special events.  One Broken Arrow School Resource Officer was on call daily in addition to six off-duty Tulsa Police Department officers on a rotating schedule, allowing one to patrol the district each day.  Emergency Procedure posters were updated and distributed to all schools.  Two security officers attended Incident Command Training to learn how to function in an emergency until emergency responders arrive.

District employees completed more than 5,000 assigned training courses and more than 1,300 unassigned safety courses on their own for a training completion rate of 95%.  The Security Coordinator met with students at elementary sites weekly and performed routine safety walks at all sites, with follow ups including the site administrator.

Safety

Union Public Schools believes in the importance of keeping students safe and secure, whether they are in a classroom, an extracurricular activity, or even traveling between school and home – this is not just important it is a priority.

Union has in place an initiative to manage and consolidate the Union School district’s security and prevention services providing the opportunity to explicitly address security, orderliness, and caring in our schools.

Utilizing the principles of progressive collaborative community engagement, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and peace building, Union is creating the necessary processes and providing the technical assistance to bring together Union stakeholders, to support them in assessing their needs, and strengthen their capacity to leverage all available resources to develop and sustain peaceable schools.

In fact, Union wants its students to be safe even when they are at home, providing programs on fire safety, bad weather, and avoiding illegal drugs and alcohol. Each year, administrators review emergency procedures, security concerns and safety precautions for its students, families, and staff.

Security

Union Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors. In an effort to accomplish this goal the district provides a comprehensive security program.

Goals

The Union Security Department is honored to serve our students, staff, parents and community members. Our goal is to help create a safe learning environment for our students and staff and help ensure the safety of our students, staff, parents and community members at district events.

Personnel

Our department is comprised of one director of security, one district security coordinator, one secretary, 11 full-time school security officers (SSO), one Broken Arrow police officer (SRO), six part-time police officers, and 30 provisional security officers that work events for the district. Each officer has 20 hours training per year.

Contact

Ty Wardlow
Ty Wardlow
Director of Safety & Security / 
918-357-7418

Deana Wood
Secretary to Director of Safety & Security

Safe Schools Alert - Phone: 918-505-9802 / Text: Text to 918-505-9802
Suicide Prevention - 918-744-4800

District Announcements

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Union Public Schools joins the nation in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Learn more here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico.  As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

Union school sites will host activities ranging from special assemblies, special dress-up days to classroom activities that address the concerns related to illicit drugs.

Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Union Public Schools will host a myriad of activities during this time to raise awareness as well.

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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