Safety, Security & Truancy

Welcome to the Rio Rancho Public Schools Security & Safety! The RRPS Security & Safety Department is dedicated to keeping students and staff safe at school. We work with school administrators, teachers and parents to address safety concerns throughout the school year.

Our Executive Director, Mike Baker guides the Safety & Security Department in providing services to 19 schools, 2 support sites, over 16,000 students and 2,300 employees. The Department collaborates with several local agencies including the Sandoval County Sheriffs Office (SCSO), Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety (RRDPS), Juvenile Probation, the state's Children Youth and Families Dept., Sandoval County District Attorney’s and several other entities.

Please feel free to contact us at:
Security Administrative Office
1600 Loma Colorado
Rio Rancho, NM 87124 
505-891-5335 x604
FAX: 505-892-9742

Security Announcements

Truancy Information
RRPS Truancy Information
The Rio Rancho Public School District is concerned with the problem of truancy.  The main focus of the Truancy Office under the Safety and Security Department of the Rio Rancho Public Schools is on reducing the number of children who fail to attend school on a regular basis.  Why such concern with truancy?  Research shows one of the most significant risk factors contributing to delinquency is truancy.  If a child fails to regularly attend school, he or she is far more likely to commit delinquent acts.  In addition, truancy has a negative effect on student achievement.  The Truancy Office tackles this concern by means of promoting public awareness of the New Mexico Compulsory School Attendance Law along with the Rio Rancho Public Schools attendance policies.   Read our brochure detailing our procedures here.

The goal of the truancy personnel is to carry out enforcement of the State laws and school attendance policies making students more responsible and parents more accountable.  The truancy personnel work with the schools, students and families to develop strategies for preventing further unexcused absences.  These efforts are aimed towards presenting clear choices that would empower each student and family to take control of their own lives.  The Truancy Office also works in collaboration with the Juvenile Probation and Parole Department, the Children, Youth and Families Department, Child Protective Services, and other State and District Court personnel.

If you have any questions regarding the New Mexico State Compulsory Attendance Law or the Rio Rancho Public School District’s position of addressing truancy, you may read the attached truancy prevention brochure or contact the Truancy Office directly @ 505-338-4658, ext. 207 or ext. 115
RRPS Safety And Security Goals
Our Mission, Vision and Values
The safety and security of every student and staff member within the Rio Rancho Public Schools is our highest priority in the daily operations of our district. To that end, every school develops a School Level Safety Plan that establishes goals and benchmarks for security. These can include safety procedures that include bus, playground, cafeteria, discipline, community involvement, classroom, evacuation drills, and mediation arenas.

Student excellence is our vision. We seek to be a catalyst for positive change in safety and security issues. This will be accomplished through persistent, customized, and cost effective measures.

Please take a moment to read our Mission, Vision and What We Value document(pdf).

We dedicate ourselves to being a part of the school community through improved communication, mutual setting of priorities and shared commitment to positive youth development. We will strive to solve problems effectively and efficiently through the Baldridge process.




Baker, Mike
Business:  505-896-0667 x51370
Executive Director of Safety and Security  

Padilla, Mike
Business:  896-0667
Assistant Executive Director  

Sanchez, Al
Business:  505-896-0667 x51373
Truancy Specialist  

Wall, Ginger
Business:  505-896-0667 x51370
Administrative Assistant


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