Message from the Chief

Chief PhillipsHere at the Blue Springs School District Department of Public Safety our goal is to provide a safe environment conducive to education and employment. All of our Officers are responsible for providing security and crime prevention services in the school environment. Officers are certified through the Missouri School Resource Officer Association and continually receive training on best practices for school policing and security.  All of our Officers are trained in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program to be better equipped to handle mental health crises as well as invaluable deescalation techniques.  DPS Officers also participate in and are advocates for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to help ensure a safe and welcoming school environment. Please do not hesitate to contact our Department if you have any concerns.  

Tom Phillips 

Executive Director