Philosophy and values drive our approach to safety and security
The mission of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind – Office of Public Safety is to take proactive measures and respond to the changing dynamics of the campus, the educational environment and the needs of the local community and law enforcement. It is the intent of VSDB Office of Public Safety to provide a safe and secure learning environment that promotes good health and is free from violence, weapons, vandalism, gangs, substance abuse and other hazards while enhancing student, staff relations with Campus Law Enforcement & Security Personnel.
We strive to ensure a safe, secure school environment where students, staff, and visitors thrive and can focus on the educational process. Our core values include integrity, respect, fairness, and service:
Integrity is an essential component of the VSDB Office of Public Safety and we are committed to the highest level of professionalism. We commit ourselves to a higher standard and take great pride in professional services to all.
In our professional and personal endeavors, we treat all individuals in a dignified and courteous manner and uphold an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity encountered within our campus and local community. We promise to abide by upholding the principles and values of state laws and the Constitution of the United States.
We treat all individuals with respect, compassion, and consideration to their needs. We show full attention and sensitivity to the students, employees’ visitors, parents, guardians and the surrounding community.
Provide a safe learning environment that promotes good health and is free from violence, weapons, hazards, vandalism and substance abuse for the students and staff.