Directors Message

  • On behalf of the members of the Palm Springs Unified School District Security Department, welcome to our website.  Our website has been designed to help you better understand the administrative and operational aspects of the department and is one of the many ways we engage our students, staff, parents and community members.

    The members of our agency are proud of its rich history of exemplary service and tradition of excellence. The Palm Springs Unified School District Security Department provides 24-hour, 7-day a week security service’s.  Our success is directly attributable to our uncompromising focus on student safety and community involvement.  Our officers are held to the highest standards of conduct and embrace the core values incorporated in our Mission Statement: Integrity, Safety, Service, Community Participation and Transparency.  Deeply rooted in the framework and views of the community-policing model, our officers are fully engaged in the classrooms and after-school athletic programs.  Whether it's a Campus Security Officer mentoring a student, educating students and parents about bicycle and pedestrian safety, or one of our Patrol Officers responding to an emergency, every officer serves with pride, courage, compassion and integrity.  

    Keeping over 23,000 students and nearly 2,000 staff members safe on campus each day is accomplished through a collaborative effort between campus Administrators, Campus Security Officers, and District Patrol Officers.  These Security professionals are assigned strategically throughout the District and provide a highly visible uniformed presence on our campuses.  

    As we move forward, our goal is to continue to strengthen our existing partnerships, foster new relationships with stakeholders committed to student achievement and success, and most importantly continue to keep our schools safe.  The future of our community is our kids and we believe there is no greater mission than ensuring our schools are havens of safety where they can learn and grow.

    It is my honor, and I am truly humbled, to serve as the Director of Security and Disaster Preparedness.  I welcome you to stop by our department during the day or call me directly with any questions or concerns you may have.


    Rudy Villarreal

    Manager of District Security 

    Palm Springs Unified School District