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Safety & Security

As a school, we are committed to creating a safe environment in which every student is free to learn and thrive.

We believe that students, staff and parents each play an important role in the overall safety and security of the school community. Prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery are important elements of our comprehensive program. 

“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:2

Partnership with DCSO

We partner with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Valor’s SRO is an important part of our commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment. In addition to serving as a trusted resource and actively engaging in all safety & security matters, our SRO also provides educational resources and training to our students and staff.

School Safety Teams

To further support the safety and security efforts of the school, Valor has a Safety & Security Committee, a Threat Assessment Team, and a Crisis Management Team. Members of these teams have extensive law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency management backgrounds.

Students also have access to the Safe2Tell platform and are instructed to report any safety concerns. Designated personnel are alerted promptly and respond accordingly to all tips received.

Employee Training

Valor takes training seriously and has partnered with Vector Solutions to provide customized, online training programs for all employees. Employees are required to have five hours of annual training in areas such as Mandatory Reporting, Threat Assessment, CPR, Online Safety, AED, Severe Bleeding, and Sexual Misconduct.  


Campus Visitors

All visitors to the Valor campus must bring their state-issued Identification for check-in. Each person will be screened against the National Sex Offender Registry using Raptor Technologies. Security personnel will be immediately alerted if the person is a risk. Custom badges must be worn at all times while on campus.



Emergency Alerts

We partner with RAVE Mobile Safety to enhance our current emergency alert system. The RAVE system provides alerts in the event of a snow day, early dismissal, lockdown, or other emergency alerts. Parents are automatically enrolled in the system and RAVE continuously synchronizes with our school database to maintain updated information. 


Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

Valor adheres to the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) endorsed by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and developed by the “I Love U Guys Foundation.” This protocol establishes a standard set of five action-based responses to any number of school emergencies: hold, secure, lockdown, shelter, and evacuate.


Tige Watson

Director of Student Life
Director of Safety and Security



Dan Palermo

School Resource Officer & Child Safety Officer