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Safety & Security

Student, staff and visitor safety is essential. That is why Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) works hard to make our schools into secure places where teaching and learning can flourish.

The Safety and Security Department currently consist of the Operations Manager of Safety and Security, Chad Haynes, and three safety and security officers. We also have campus supervisors at all our junior high schools, high schools, and Grand Mountain School. In addition, we partner with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and have three School Resource Officers in the District. 

As a parent, you should feel confident the WSD3 has an extensive emergency plan modeled after the National Incident Management System. Yearly trainings are conducted, both at the district level and school level, to keep our staff and students prepared for emergencies. In addition, every school has emergency drills throughout the school year utilizing the Standard Response Protocol (SRP v2.x). Many of these drills are conducted with our other first responder partnerships, to include fire and local law enforcement.

Please review the important safety and security links below and feel free to contact any officer with questions or concerns you may have.

Safety and security vehicles


Operations Manager of Security
Chad Haynes
(719) 477-3770

Security Officers
Mike Southworth
(719) 396-0380

Chris VanPelt
(719) 393 - 2689

Tina Maldonado
(719) 367-0193

On-Call Security/After Hours
(719) 391-3004