The start of the school year is a good time to review basic safety information with your child.
Basic safety tips for all students
  • Children should never walk or bicycle alone.
  • Teach your child his/her full name, address, and your full name and phone number.
  • Let your child know that police officers are there to help them, and how to identify police.
  • Teach your child to report violence, threats or any suspicious activity.
  • Talk with your child about safety and violence prevention. Discuss incidents andhow they might have been avoided.
  • Teach your child that private parts of his or her body should not be touched by anyone and to immediately report to a responsible adult any attempted or actual violations.
Tips for children who walk or bicycle to school
For more information, contact the Safe Routes to School program through the School-Community Partnership Program at (702) 799-6560 or by visiting
  • Parents should know with whom their child is walking or bicycling with and his/her normal route to school.
  • Parents should walk or ride with their younger children and occasionally accompany older children to school, or monitor the route.
  • Remind your child not to take short cuts through or play alone in deserted areas
  • Watch out for vehicles at every driveway and intersection. Look for drivers in parked cars as they may be getting ready to move.
  • Remember to cross streets only at crosswalks, and to always stop, look both ways, and continue to look as you cross the street.
  • Bicycles should be ridden only on the right side of the street, preferably in a bike lane, or on a multi-use pathway.
  • Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, and walk their bike across busy streets and through crosswalks.
  • Respect crossing guards.
Being smart around strangers
  • Talk with your child(ren) about what a stranger is and provide them with examples. Instruct your child never to accept candy, money, gifts or any other items from strangers.
  • Instruct your child never to get into a car or any enclosed or partially enclosed location, such as a garage or alley, with a stranger. Never hitchhike.
  • Stress the importance of protesting and running away if a stranger tries to take your child away or entice your child into his/her car.
  • Instruct your child not to use a public restroom while alone.
  • Advise your child on safe places to go in the event of danger.
Internet Safety
For more information, contact the Safe Routes to School program through the School-Community Partnership Program at (702) 799-6560. Information is also available at
School police promote safety
The Clark County School District Police Department (CCSDPD) is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment conducive to learning.
Approximately 171 certified school police officers provide police services to the district. School police officers patrol district schools and facilities 24/7/365. Campus-based school police officers are assigned to most traditional high schools. The department has a Bureau of Professional Standards, Operations Support Bureau, an Investigations Bureau, a Traffic Bureau, and a K-9 unit. The CCSDPD also provides oversight of CCSD’s Security System and Emergency Management Departments.
All school police officers are certified Category I peace officers through Nevada Police Officer Standard of Training. School police officers have the powers to make arrests, issue citations, enforce traffic laws, and investigate crimes that involve students, staff, and school property.
Call school police dispatch at 702-799-5411 in case of a school-related emergency or for incidents outside regular school hours. The Operation Crime-Free Schools tip line, 702-799-0228, allows anonymous reporting of information concerning unsafe or crime related activity at a school.
School-Community Partnership Program
(702) 799-6560
School Police Dispatch
(702) 799-5411
Operation Crime-Free Schools tip line
(702) 799-0228