Spotlight on K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Paul Garcia

Check out some of this Director of the Year finalist’s top accomplishments, as well as a photo gallery of him and his department.

Spotlight on K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Paul Garcia

Chief Paul Garcia

Congratulations to Lynwood USD Chief of Security Paul Garcia for being named one of this year’s K-12 Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.

Here are some of his notable achievements:

  • Implemented an anonymous reporting tool, resulting in a 5% reduction in student suspensions and 1,500 students being connected to mental health services.
  • Installed an intercom access control system so visitors are now required to check in at the front entrance and identify themselves via a camera and microphone.
  • Installed a visitor management system to quickly screen visitors and provide them with a temporary pass.

View his photos.

Winners of this year’s Director of the Year award will be announced at Campus Safety Conference West, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 10-12. For more information and to register, visit

Read about the other finalists.

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