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School Security

Jack Grogan, Director of Safe Schools and Violence Prevention

(518) 857-5999


Students need to feel safe in order to learn effectively. That is why the district uses school security officers at its secondary schools to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for students and staff.


Each school security officer must have a minimum of seven years' experience in law enforcement and a working knowledge of the criminal justice system, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and crime prevention.


At least one officer is assigned at each high school and middle school. Their role includes:

  • Helping to provide a safe learning environment and workplace

  • Conducting security surveys

  • Overseeing investigations of incidents on school property involving district students, personnel, or property

  • Acting as a liaison with local police agencies

School security staff



Contact information

Director of Safe Schools and Violence Prevention: Jack Grogan


Cell: (518) 857-5999

Assistant Director of Safe Schools and Violence Prevention:
Mike Wager

Albany HIgh School

Security Officer:

Ken Dittmer

Tony Clement Center for Education

Cell: (518) 376-7602

Security Officer:

 Nelce Givens

Hackett Middle School

Cell: (518) 337-8070

















Student Code of Conduct
At the beginning of each school year, all parents receive the district's Student Code of Conduct. It outlines what is expected of each and every student when in school, as well as the disciplinary action that is taken when a student does not behave appropriately. For a copy of the handbook, please call 475-6000.


District-Wide School Safey Plan

Emergencies and violent incidents in schools nationwide are critical issues that must be addressed in an expeditious and effective manner. School districts are required to develop a District-Wide School Safety Plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies, and to facilitate coordination with local agencies in the event of such incidents or emergencies.


The District-Wide School Safety Plan is responsive to the needs of all schools within the City School District of Albany.


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