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School Safety

CVSD is committed to creating a safe environment for all students, staff, volunteers, guests and the community.

CVSD has contracted with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Liberty Lake Police Department to provide commissioned law enforcement School Resource Deputies (SRDs) / Officers (SROs) supporting our schools. Each SRD/SRO is assigned schools within the area in which they provide service.


In addition to these law enforcement officers, the district has three CVSD Campus Resource Officers (CROs) that are CVSD employees and have received specialized training in providing services and protecting our schools.


CVSD's School Safety and Security Consultant Brian Asmus, leads the school safety and security team, with over 30 years’ experience providing professional protection services for communities in our state, including retired City of Liberty Lake Chief of Police. Mr. Asmus operates with with a holistic approach across the district.


CVSD works closely with our local first responders and department of emergency management in preparing for, responding to, and mitigating emergency incidents that may occur at our schools.


CVSD's Campus Resource Officers (CROs):

School Resource Deputies (SRDs) through Spokane County Sheriff's Office:

  • Deputy Branden Carlos, 558-5108, [email protected] • Central Valley High School (Central Learning Community)

  • Deputy Brian Lawler, 558-6047, [email protected] • University High School (Western Learning Community)

School Resource Officers (SROs) through Liberty Lake Police Department:

  • Officer Dave Howard, 558-3806, [email protected] • Ridgeline High School (Eastern Learning Community



Lock outside doors. Secure & Teach is called when there is something dangerous outside the building. Students and staff are brought inside the building and the outside doors will be locked and no one will be able to enter the building. Learning and teaching occur as usual in the classrooms.


Locks, lights (out), out of sight. A Lockdown is called when there is something dangerous inside the building. Students and staff are trained to enter or remain in a room that can be locked and maintain silence. A Lockdown is only initiated when there is an active threat inside or very close to the building. Please remain clear of the building and campus. 

EVACUATE to a location:

Students leave items behind if required, bring their phone if possible, and follow instructions as adults lead them to a safe off-site location. A student-parent reunification site will be announced to parents for pick-up if necessary. 

We are committed to providing safe places for students to learn and staff to provide a quality education. CVSD has processes for identifying and responding to potential and actual threats. In the event these preventative measures may not work, we have plans and protocols to mitigate a targeted attack at our schools, and detailed plans on how to recover from such an event.

Safety and Security Protocols and Processes

  • Secured and monitored single point entry system.
  • Standardized, best practices approach emergency response protocols and drills that include Secure & Teach (secure the perimeter), Lockdown (active threat in the building), Evacuation, Shelter in Place (hazmat) and earthquake. These protocols are practiced in each building throughout the school year.
  • Extensive campus camera system that can be shared with first responders.
  • An All Hazards Comprehensive Emergency Management Operations Plan.
  • Threat Assessment Program to proactively identify potential risks.
  • Family Reunification Plan and pre-determined evacuation sights.
  • Crisis Communication Plan that includes direct communication between CVSD and our first responders.
  • Rescue Task Force – Law enforcement partnering with EMS/Paramedics for quick response and triage.
  • Successful "see something, say something" campaign.
  • Emergency supplies "go bag" in every classroom.

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB)

Central Valley is committed to a safe, civil educational environment for all students that is free from discrimination as well as from  harassment, intimidation or bullying.

Additional information can be found in the Student Responsibilities & Rights Booklet

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is responsible for monitoring registered sex offenders in the area and communicating this information out to schools and the public. Community Notification Website