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School Police

If you have an emergency, please call 911. School police can be reached at 410-396-8588 or 410-396-8589.


Baltimore City School Police ensure that students and staff have safe, secure environments for teaching and learning.

In addition to patrolling, responding to calls, and investigating offenses, police officers counsel students, de-escalate conflict, advise school staff on security issues, and provide information to parents. They also work to build relationships and community at their schools, where they act as mentors, sponsor safety patrols, visit 3rd-grade classrooms with McGruff the crime-fighting dog to teach about saying no to drugs and gangs, and take small groups of students to "Shop with a Cop" for holiday gifts. From personal relationships founded on trust, school communities grow into supportive, respectful, and positive places where staff and students thrive.

Youth Voice Matters! Students that attend the schools listed below should complete this survey before April 21, 2023. The school with the most survey responses by grade level will win a Noisy Burger and Chick-fil-A Youth Up Next Pop-Up Event! 


  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
  • Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High School
  • Baltimore School for the Arts
  • Renaissance Academy
  • Booker T. Washington Middle School
  • Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
  • Baltimore Design School
  • Patterson High School
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • National Academy Foundation
  • New Era Academy
  • Achievement Academy at Harbor City High School
  • Success Academy
  • Reginald F. Lewis High School
  • REACH! Partnership 
  • Academy for College and Career Exploration
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Western High School
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
  • Baltimore City College High School
  • ConneXions: A Community Based Arts School
  • Bard High School
  • Forest Park High School
  • Frederick Douglass High School
  • Digital Harbor High School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove
  • Edmondson-Westside High School
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School

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Officer Responsibilities

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Officer vs. School Administrator Responsibilities

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Specialized Training


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MOU With Baltimore City Police


According to Maryland law, the Baltimore City School Police Force is the primary agency responsible for policing property owned, leased, and operated or controlled by Baltimore City Public Schools, and its school police officers have all the powers of any peace or police officer in the state. They receive the same basic academy training as Baltimore City police officers.

To better serve the City Schools community, the School Police Force has a “concurrent jurisdiction agreement” with the Baltimore Police Department, which gives school police the authority to enforce the law within the limits of the City of Baltimore. This means that, while the School Police Force's primary jurisdiction is school property, as first responders, school police officers have a responsibility to take action when necessary to restore order and can make arrests anywhere within the Baltimore city limits.


The Civilian Review Board of Baltimore City is an independent agency where the public can issue a complaint against officers of various law enforcement units.

Youth and School Police Complaints
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General orders

General Orders approved by the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners on June 12, 2018, with additional revisions to certain General Orders approved on September 27, 2022.

The following items represent the published directives and expectations for the Baltimore City School Police. Adapted from multiple sources, they are focused and designed to ensure integrity and professionalism from all personnel within the department. (All links open PDF documents.)

Section A. Written Directives
Section B. Organization
Section C. Rules and Regulations
Section D. Direction, Planning, Inspections, Education and Training
Section E. Calls for Police Services: Communications and Field Reporting
Section F. Special Field Operations Procedures
Section G. Criminal Investigative Procedures
Section H. Citizen Contact Procedures
Section I. Evidential and Other Nondepartmental Property
Section J. Departmental Property
Section K. Personnel Administration
Section L. Fiscal Management
Section M. General Administrative Procedures
Section N. Domestic Violence

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Counseling Form

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Acceptance of Administrative Action

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Previous IID Complaints

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Explanation of Police Officer's Rights

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Request for Secondary Employment

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Use of Force

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Traffic Light, E-Z Pass, Speeding, and Parking Tickets