Safety and Security

Meet the Safety and Security Team and view safety and security resources

Westfield has a full time Student Resource Officer (SRO).

Officer Lawson | sslawson@fcps.edu

Safety and Security Team

Safety and Security Links

  • 24-hour security assistance – Contact the FCPS Office of Safety and Security at 571-423-2000.  Call 9-1-1 for police, rescue or fire emergencies or 703-691-2131 for non-emergency police assistance.
  • Report Bullying - Did you witness or are you a victim of bullying? If so, you should report the circumstances to the Security Office. Contact Kevin Mahan, Safety & Security Specialist, at 703-488-6307 or email. You may report an incident anonymously.
  • Report Security Violation - Did you witness a security violation at Westfield High School? Examples of such violations include, but are not limited to alcohol, arson, assault, assault by mob, disruptions, drugs, fighting, leaving school grounds, marijuana, minor physical altercations, theft, threats, trespassing, vandalism, and weapons. (A complete list of violations is available in the SR&R handbook.) If so, you should report the circumstances to the Security Office. Contact Kevin Mahan, Safety & Security Specialist, at 703-488-6307 or email. You may report an incident anonymously.
  • FCPS Telephone Tip Line for Safety- 571-423-2020 or text 888-777 keyword TIP FCPS. FCPS encourages students and community members to report school safety issues, such as dangerous rumors, drug use, theft, harassment, gang activities, existence of weapons, and vandalism.
  • Emergency Announcements - When FCPS has a schedule change (closing or delay) due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the information is communicated as soon as the decision is made
  • Bullying Tips – FCPS has several resources regarding bullying: Prevention and Intervention and ways to prevent and deal with bullying. Stop Bullying.gov shares methods for parents to communicate with their children about bullying.
  • Cyber bullying -  Connect Safely is a website that has additional information on what to do if you are a victim of cyber bullying.
  • Gang Prevention - Gang Prevention and Education information. What are they, how do we identify them, gangs and the law, why some students join a gang, and what are the general types of behaviors? Fairfax County gang prevention information and hot line.
  • Identifying suspected alcohol and other drug use - FCPS Student Safety and Wellness has a wide range of services devoted to promoting optimal mental health of our students. Fairfax County Govt provides Alcohol & Drug Services - Service Descriptions. The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) includes Resources on Drug Abuse Information. National Institute of Drug abuse has prepared materials specifically for students and young adults.Get Smart About Drugs has information for parents.
  • Digital Citizenship - Internet Safety - Digital Citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use.
  • Lost and Found - Lost and found items are processed through the Main Office. Students finding abandoned or lost articles should take them there.
  • Path to Personal Safety - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) offers easy-to-use safety resources to help address constant challenges when trying to help keep children safer
  • Sexting -The practice can have serious legal and psychological consequences, for further information please consult the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities - The Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook has been posted here to make access easier and faster.
  • Traffic Safety - The Fairfax County Police Department is committed to keeping the citizens who live in, work in and visit Fairfax County, safe on our roadways. Learn more about traffic safetydriving while texting or on cellphoneguide to distracted driving & teen safety,dangers of text messaging and driving, drive smart.

 

security team in front of the school