Job Title: Captain of Safety and Security

Reports to:Chief of Safety & Emergency Operations
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1454
Salary Schedule:APT04


Responsible for managing School Safety Guards, Sergeant of School Safety, and ARGUS training academy in coordination with Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Assists with the planning, implementing, and coordinating all district safety initiatives, including emergency preparedness and school safety and security operations. This includes coordinating with law enforcement and outside agencies regarding threat assessment and other safety, security, and emergency operations, and developing policies and procedures for safe and secure schools and district property.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Responsible for scheduling all school safety guard initial academies, sustainment training, and in-service training.
  2. Serve as a training manager, liaison, and initial point of contact between Sheriff’s office, school board, and charter schools on all school safety and security training matters.
  3. Develop and maintain professional lesson plans for safety and security training academy, sustainment training, and any additional training identified.
  4. Manage training assets and transfer of training assets between organizations.
  5. Develop, grade, and archive all required tests and test materials for safety and security training academy.
  6. Develop and maintain a standardized record keeping program between organizations for all training events and certifications as required by state law.
  7. Manage all training rosters and contact lists between organizations.
  8. Assist with the safety and security program and oversee activities of employees providing additional security at schools.
  9. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, make recommendations for appropriate employment actions, and develop staff development training for all assigned staff.
  10. Assist with developing policies, procedures and guidelines related to safety and security, including emergency preparedness and response, and prevention of violence on school grounds.
  11. Coordinate and serve as a liaison with law enforcement and outside agencies regarding safety and security.
  12. Provide security for a variety of school and district functions and carry a firearm and taser in connection with everyday work duties.
  13. Coordinate safety and security assessments with facilities personnel for all school facilities.
  14. Coordinate safety programs, including district and school safety drills, and the student crime watch program.
  15. Respond to emergency situations and take appropriate action in accordance with established guidelines; provide basic first aid services as needed.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to pass a psychological evaluation as required by Chapter 2018-3, Laws of Florida
  • Ability to safely use a firearm, taser and other law enforcement related equipment to include knowledge of weapons and gun safety
  • Ability to be physically and mentally prepared to respond in an emergency or potentially dangerous situation
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with school administration, staff, law enforcement and other outside agencies
  • Willingness to use force when circumstances and established protocols dictate escalation; up to and including deadly force
  • Ability to conduct threat assessments
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Proficiency in all aspects of training management
  • Ability to obtain information through visual observation and interviews
  • Must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)
  • Must submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute Section 112.0455 and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media


  • Ten years of military experience or experience in law enforcement, security, or a related field, with at least three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity
  • Experience with safe use of firearms and tasers
  • Successful completion of initial and ongoing training/certification provided by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office as required by Chapter 2018-3, Laws of Florida, as a condition of employment
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position 


  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Successful completion of training for concealed carry weapon permit as a condition of employment and ongoing certification and training
  • Obtain and maintain a School Guardian certificate from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • Satisfactory completion of American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course or agreement to earn with one year of employment


  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field
  • Experience working in a school setting
  • Awareness of the tenets of trauma informed care and mental health resources
  • Formal military or law enforcement training management experience


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluation performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Cold: The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.


General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Captain of Safety and Security;   EST: November 19, 2019;   REV: September 15, 2020;   Board Approved: September 15, 2020