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Security for Public Schools and Residential Facilities Policy


1. Policy statement

The Department of Education (The Department) implements security measures to create a safe environment for staff, students, parents, volunteers and visitors, and to protect school and residential facility property.

2. Policy rules

Principals and college managers must implement security measures in accordance with the Security for Public Schools and Residential Facilities Procedures.


The Department’s Security and Emergency Management Section provides support, advice and consultancy to principals and college managers or their nominees on security-related issues.

3. Responsibility for implementation and compliance

Principals and college managers are responsible for implementation of the policy.

Line managers are responsible for compliance monitoring.

4. Scope

This policy applies to principals and college managers.

6. Related documents

7. Contact information

Policy manager:              

Director, Asset Planning and Services

Policy contact officer:

Manager, Security and Emergency Management    

T: (08) 9264 4825

Technical and Electronic Security Consultant

T: (08) 9264 5046

Security and Emergency Management Section

T: (08) 9264 4632 or (08) 9264 4771 (24 hours)

School Watch:               

T: 1800 177 777 (freecall)

Western Australia Police Force

T: 131 444 or 000

8. History of changes

Effective date Last update date Policy version no.
13 January 2011 3 October 2018 2.1
Minor changes to include reference to Public schools D18/0151652.
14 May 2019 3.0
This policy has undergone a major review. Approved by the Director General at Corporate Executive on 20 March 2019.
14 May 2019 4 May 2023 3.1
Minor changes to update Related Documents and policy contact officer details (D23/1109923).
27 February 2024 4.0
Major review undertaken. Endorsed and signed by the Director General on 31 January 2024.
27 February 2024 14 March 2024 4.1
Minor changes to update Relevant legislation or authority D24/0181201

9. More information

Policy review date

27 February 2027

Policy last updated

14 March 2024