Student Assistance and Family Empowerment


The Student Assistance and Family Empowerment Program, or SAFE, provides a comprehensive range of prevention and intervention services for students and their families at the elementary and secondary schools in the District. The focus is based on students' needs in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence prevention. A variety of curricula and programs are used to support that goal.



Contact Christian Marinas for more information.


School Resource Officer (SRO)

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Public Schools provide a deputy on each middle school campus to create a positive image of law enforcement and ensure a safe environment. Deputies serve on the S.A.F.E. Team, teach special programs, and work with students who have questions or concerns related to law enforcement


The Piedmont Lakes Middle School Resource Officer is:

Deputy Mario Otis