The SUSD Security Department facilitates the District’s commitment to ensure that safety is of the highest priority. Every campus has security monitors who work closely with students, parents, staff and law enforcement collaboratively. The SUSD Security Department also involves coordination and liaison with the Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Pima County Juvenile Court, and Pima County Attorney’s Office. The Security Department provides 24-hour seven days a week safety and security to the Sunnyside schools and district offices.
Staff training is another aspect of the SUSD Security Department’s role. Schools received regular training on emergency preparedness, violence prevention, gang awareness, resiliency factors, drug-free lifestyles, and making healthy/position choices, aligned with the District’s K-12 Comprehensive Health Curriculum. The SUSD Security Department serves as a resource to schools, the community and other school districts.