Tom Phillips,

Executive Director of Public Safety

Blue Springs School District

The staff is comprised of Executive Director of Public Safety Tom Phillips is Executive Director of Public Safety for the Blue Springs School District.  

In 2009, The Blue Springs School District was authorized by the Missouri State Legislature as the first public school district in the state to commission its own certified police officers and form its own police force. Thanks to construction made possible by the passing of the 2009 bond issue, the BSSD Department of Public Safety is housed at the Paul Consiglio Education Center. The office serves as a centralized command center for the law enforcement staff and functions as a hub for the more than 800 video cameras providing District surveillance.

One of the main assignments for DPS officers is to conduct residency verification investigations on all new students in the District and any student who needs to be on a residency waiver. A residency waiver is required if a family is living with another family or is living in a motel, or any number of different hardship scenarios. Each year, approximately 100 students have been discovered to not live within the District and are removed. This is a cost savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the District.

Please click the video to hear what he had to say about keeping students and staff safe.

Contact Information:


Blue Springs School District

1501 NW Jefferson St.

Blue Springs, Missouri 64015

Phone: 816.874.3200


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