Security


The Culture of Safety and Security

At Pine Crest School, protecting our students physically and emotionally while preserving our educational environment is of utmost importance. Responsibility for school safety and security is not limited to law enforcement or school personnel. Everyone in our community plays a role, from checking in with security when arriving to campus, to wearing an identification badge at all times while on campus and adhering to drop-off and pick-up protocols. The safety and security of our students is our priority.

Our Security Program

Our security program has been recognized as a model for independent schools by private security companies and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Teachers, administrators, and staff participate in situational awareness and preventative defense training, and emergency preparedness drills. Employees are equipped with communication tools, such as two-way radios and campus phone all-page, for emergency preparedness and response.

In cooperative partnerships with the Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Police Departments, our Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton campuses are secured 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by uniformed, trained, and certified personnel. Each Pine Crest security team member has prior  security, law enforcement, and/or military experience, and is trained to respond to all emergencies, administer CPR and AED, and assist in traffic control.

All employees, contractors, and vendors complete an extensive background check and wear photo identification badges while on the premises. Security officers monitor both campuses with closed circuit television cameras and alarm systems, and patrol with marked units, including Segways®, bicycles, golf carts, and patrol cars.

Visiting our Campuses

All visitors must check in with the Security Office upon arrival and present valid photo identification, such as a driver's license, before entering campus. All visitors must visibly wear a photo identification badge issued by the Security Office while on campus. To visit campus, please follow the driving and parking directions.

For more information, call the Pine Crest Security Office at 954-492-4152.

CONTACT INFORMATION

JOSEPH MARKHAM
Executive Director of Security and Support Services
954-553-2968
joe.markham@pinecrest.edu
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DAVID COMBS
Senior Director of Security (Fort Lauderdale)
954-492-4158
david.combs@pinecrest.edu
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ROBERT DEPRIEST
Senior Director of Security (Boca Raton)
561-852-2859
robert.depriest@pinecrest.edu
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TINA MINEO
Director of Security (Fort Lauderdale)
954-492-4156
tina.mineo@pinecrest.edu
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JAMIE HORVITZ
Assistant Director of Security (Fort Lauderdale)
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NESTOR GOMEZ

Director of Security (Boca Raton)
561-852-2850
nestor.gomez@pinecrest.edu
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