Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety

Created in 2000, the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS), located within the DCJS Division of Law Enforcement, focuses on improving and enhancing safety by addressing topics which affect Virginia law enforcement, schools, and institutions of higher education. The VCSCS is a resource and training center for information and research about national and statewide safety efforts and initiatives in K-12 schools and higher educations. Through Virginia Code § 9.1-184, the VCSCS is mandated to:

The VCSCS strives to achieve all of these mandates and to be a one-stop service center to K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning, and law enforcement agencies. On the VCSCS’ webpages, constituents will find trending topics, resources, trainings, and legislation updates for the fields of:

To stay connected with the VCSCS and staff, follow the VCSCS on Twitter at  Additionally, feel free to contact any VCSCS staff below:

Donna Michaelis, Manager
Email Donna

James Christian, School Safety Coordinator

Marc Dawkins, Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Coordinator
Email Marc

Shellie Evers, School Safety Audit Coordinator and Conference Planner
Email Shellie

Kristina Fawcett, Public Safety Training Coordinator
Email Kristina

Patrick Harris, Grant Specialist
Email Pat

Tracy Matthews, Public Safety Training Coordinator
Email Tracy