School Safety & Security

September 19, 2016 at 10:21

MSD Editor

The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township’s Safety and Security division promotes and sustains a safe teaching, working and learning environment that is conducive to the pursuit of exemplary achievement to the District’s students, staff and visitors. School Resource Officers work to educate students about the criminal justice system, use mediation to solve problems and act as first responders to police, fire and medical emergencies. School Resource Officers also patrol school campuses and provide traffic control and parking enforcement.

 

MSDWT School Resource Officers work closely with school administrators to work toward the common goal of developing students who excel academically, reason and solve problems rationally, and act responsibly by displaying good character and citizenship. They provide a police presence and security for athletic events and other school activities. School Resource Officers of the MSDWT are supplemented by part-time police officers of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Speedway Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies.

 

All MSDWT School Resource Officers have Basic and Advanced School Resource Officer certifications through their training with the National Association of School Resource Officers. All School Resource Officer are also trained in Crisis Intervention for Youth which improves interactions between youth with mental health needs and law enforcement.

 

Additional Resources:

  • Brian Clouse

    Coordinator of Safety and Security

    Mr. Clouse is a proud native of Indianapolis and was appointed Coordinator of Safety and Security for the MSDWT in June of 2010, after serving for over 26 years with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department… Continue Reading Brian Clouse

  • Roosevelt Lindsey

    Lead School Resource Officer
    Lindsey SRO

    Officer Roosevelt Lindsey serves as the Lead School Resource Officer at North Central High School. Officer Lindsey has 22 years of law enforcement experience, spending 19 years with the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Police Department. With IPS, Officer Lindsey served in a number of high schools as well as an assignment as a detective in… Continue Reading Roosevelt Lindsey

  • Jesse Gant

    School Resource Officer

    School Resource Officer Jesse Gant currently serves as the North Central High School SRO. Officer Gant has tremendous experience as a police officer in the educational setting; he worked as a Pike Township Police Officer for thirteen years… Continue Reading Jesse Gant

  • Chris Robinson

    School Resource Officer

    School Resource Officer Chris Robinson is the Northview Middle School SRO. Officer Robinson also serves as an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Reserve in the Park Rangers division… Continue Reading Chris Robinson

  • Freddie Edwards

    School Resource Officer

    School Resource Officer Freddie Edwards currently serves as SRO for the Eastwood Middle School. Officer Edwards received Northview’s employee of the year in 2011. He has proudly served the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as a Reserve Officer for over 18 years… Continue Reading Freddie Edwards

  • Ryan Petty

    School Resource Officer

    School Resource Officer Ryan Petty is a SRO at Westlane Middle School and has been with Washington Township since January 2014. He is currently a Reserve Officer with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in the Ranger Division… Continue Reading Ryan Petty

What if I see suspicious activity in or around a school bus stop?

If there is an immediate threat or danger, call 9-1-1. To report other activity, you can call (317) 205-3391, or use the https://msdwt-in.safeschoolsalert.com to make an anonymous report or tip.

How can I obtain a copy of a police report involving a car accident?

The officer who responds to a crash can provide information on how you can obtain a copy of the report. Indiana crash reports are available through http://www.buycrash.com (a hard copy of the report can also be obtained from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in the same way incident reports can be obtained).

How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

Copies of police case (incident) reports made in Marion County can be obtained through the Citizens’ Service Desk in Suite E100 of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters, located at 50 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis, Indiana, Phone (317) 327-3155. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8A to 4P. The cost of a police report is $.04 per page. Police case reports are also available online at http://www.indygov.biz

How do I report an incident or make a police report?

During school hours, you can contact any of the School Resource Officers at North Central, Northview, Westlane, or Eastwood at their particular school. After hours, you can call (317) 205-3391. The call will then be given to an officer who will respond to the matter. If the incident involves an emergency, call 9-1-1. For all other non-emergency reports, you can call (317) 327-3811 to speak to a Public Assistance Officer of the IMPD.

Who handles traffic in and around the MSDWT schools?

Andy Frain Services, Inc. is contracted to provide professionally trained traffic officers for all of the schools of the MSDWT, during normal school hours and for special events.

Are School Resource Officers police or security guards?

School Resource Officers employed in the MSDWT are authorized under Indiana Code 20- 26-18.2-1. SROs of the MSDWT are also either reserve police officers or special deputies with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office. They have the same police authority granted under Indiana law as all police officers. All SROs of the MSDWT report to the Coordinator of Safety and Security.

How many School Resource Officers are there in the MSDWT?

There are five School Resource Officers (SROs); two are assigned to North Central High School and there is one officer for each middle school. They are assisted by officers of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office as well as other law enforcement agencies on a part-time basis.

SafeSchools Alert System

SafeSchools Alert is our District’s tip reporting service. Submit tips regarding bullying, intimidation, harassment, weapons, drugs, etc. Tips may be submitted anonymously.

 

Website: http://1217.alert1.us

Email: su.1t1500644795rela@150064479571211500644795

Text or Call: 317-672-0613

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBER: (317) 205-3391

MSDWT has an after-hours emergency telephone number to report the following situations:

  • open windows,
  • open doors,
  • unusual smoke,
  • unusual noise,
  • vandalism,
  • loitering,
  • the ringing of a school’s security alarm.

NOTE: This phone number is also a totally confidential means of reporting persons who have committed illegal activity on school grounds including: drug use, vandalism, violence, possession of a weapon, etc.