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School Safety/Security 

Marcus Gatlin, Safety Director
Our mission is to keep our children safe. Our number one priority is to assist in creating and maintaining a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment for students, staff, and school visitors by working hand in hand with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The McComb School District School Safety Department, through continued enhancement of programs and services, will strive to support the educational needs of the school district and the community we serve.

The responsibility and purpose of the District Safety/Security Officer is to promote and maintain a safe environment for students and staff of the McComb School District. Safety Officers provide important security services, making it possible for all members of the school district to participate in academic and extra-curricular activities on all campuses.

District Safety Officers are district employees with one armed police officer. Their primary role, within the limits of the law and the authority granted by the School District, is to protect the persons and property of the district. This mission is accomplished primarily through the following model: Prevention, Observation and Reporting.


District Safety Officers are a vital resource in crime prevention and maintaining order. Proactive, highly visible District Safety Officers leverage the ability of security teams.


District Safety Officers are trained in observing and recording pertinent information when crimes occur, documenting crime trend information and preventive strategies.


District Safety Officers are essential in reporting information to site administrators and School Police Officers to ensure the safety of students and staff. District Safety Officers are generally deployed to all high school, junior high school, middle school, and alternative school. District Safety Officers are responsible for security concerns on and around the immediate perimeter of school campuses, District facilities and assigned events. Other authorized functions may include monitoring and implementing safety standards established by the District.


Officer Marcus Gatlin
Brad Miller                                     Joshua Brown                             Jarrett Watkins
School Safety Officer                    School Resource Officer              School Resource Officer
601-551-1813                                601-551-2747                              601-551-2005
Denarus Hall                                  LaDerek McCray                         Elbert Vaughn
School Resource Officer                School Resource Officer             School Resource Officer
601-517-1677                                 601-517-1533                             601-249-7265

The McComb School District completes all teaching experience/employment verifictions through Verifent.