Safety and Security

Per, the Florida Department of Education, updated Emergency Guidelines for Schools The Emergency Guidelines for Schools – 2019 Florida Edition provides comprehensive easy-to use guidance with recommended procedures for Florida school personnel to handle a wide variety of student health emergencies at school and school-sponsored activities. The 2019 Emergency Guidelines for Schools has now been shipped statewide to County Health Departments for distribution to individual schools. The updated emergency guidelines include communicable disease guidance, as well as infection control, and the steps schools can take before, during and after a pandemic flu outbreak. 
FAMU Emergency Management
Officer King, SRO
Officer King, FAMU DRS School Resource Officer
FAMU Department of Campus Safety and Security
Emergency: 911 (toll free)
FAMU Police Department - Non-Emergency: 850.599.3256
FAMU Police Department - TTY: 850.606.5805


Visiting Our Campus?
When visiting FAMU DRS please remember to:

• Park in the Wahnish Way parking lot. Please do not park in a reserved, employee, or student parking space. Please park in a space facing Wahnish way.
• Always legally park your vehicle
• Check-in at the main office in building 200 along the Wahnish Way parking lot.
• Present a valid Driver’s License.
• Retrieve and wear a valid “Visitors” sticker before entering any building on campus.
• Volunteers are required to have a current background check. Please contact the school regarding the level of background check and forms required at 850-412-5930.
  • Jessica Lunsford Act:  Background screening requirements pursuant to florida law for certain non-instructional school district employees and contractors states in part-"Non-instructional school district employees or contractual personnel who are permitted access on school grounds when students are present, who have direct contact with students or who have access to or control of school funds must meet level 2 screening requirements as described in s.1012.32."


School Zones
Please adhere to the posted 20 mph school zone signs on Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue. The flashing school zone lights are as follows:
Mornings - 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Afternoons - 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Family links to ensure safety and security
Please feel free to visit these websites to help your family be safe at all times.


Bullying & Harrassement
FAMU DRS School District believes that all of its students and school employees be afforded an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from bullying and harassment of any kind. At FAMU DRS bullying and/or harassment are Level III Student Code of Conduct infractions and are major acts of misconduct. Bullying and/or harassment will not be tolerated and disciplinary action will be taken. In addition to school consequences, criminal charges may also be filed. FAMU DRS is a Bullying zero tolerance school district and school.


Officer King and Superintendent Johnson
Officer King and Superintendent Johnson


Home Emergency Plans
Parents/Guardians should regularly update and review their home emergency plans with their child(ren).
Some things you, as a parent/guardian, can do to create and maintain a safe home environment for your child(ren):
  • Talk to your child about personal safety.
  • Have home emergency plans in place for emergencies such as evacuations, inclement weather, medical emergencies, lost key(s), break-in, etc. Regularly REVIEW and PRACTICE these plans with your child(ren).
  • Teach your child(ren) how to recognize danger signals and to be aware of his/her surroundings at all times.
  • Ensure your updated contact information and emergency contact information is on file with the school registrar. (This is particularly important if any of your contact information, especially phone numbers, have changed)
  • Ensure your child(ren) knows how to reach you at all times.
  • Ensure your child(ren) knows what to do and/or where to go if there is an emergency and no one is at home.
  • Ensure your child(ren) knows what to do if he/she loses his/her key and cannot get into the house.
  • Ensure your child(ren) knows what to do if he/she has to come home early and no one is at home.
  • Ensure your child knows the sounds of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire alarms, and sirens. Ensure your child(ren) knows what to do if he/she hears any of these alarms/sirens at home or in a public location.
  • Be sure to know what radio/television stations to listen to for emergency information.
  • Have a designated "meet spot" a safe distance away from the house in case you have to evacuate.
Tips from The National Association of School Psychologists for helping students deal with violence and tragic events. Click here for tips.
Our Safety and Security Mission is to create and maintain a safe, protected, and positive environment for all students, faculty/staff, and visitors.
We care about our FAMU-ly!