Raptor Visitor System Video Transcript

  • Steve Edwards: Frederick County Public Schools uses the Raptor Visitor Management System to help maintain a safe school environment. Each school, as well as the Frederick County Public Schools administration building, uses Raptor. Each time you visit any school or the administration building you will be required to present a valid government-issued ID. Let's take a look at how the system works.

    Narrator: When you enter a school you must report to the office or the designated visitor station at the entrance to the school. At that point you will be asked to present your valid government-issued ID such as a driver's license. No exceptions will be made so it's important to remember to bring your ID with you when visiting a school or the school divisions administration building. After providing your ID it will be scanned into the Raptor System. Raptor then checks registered sex offender and other databases that may include information on custody orders and individuals prohibited from visiting school grounds. Any issues that are identified will be handled discreetly by a school administrator in accordance with school division policy. If you're cleared by the Raptor system it will print a visitor badge that you are to wear at all times during your visit. The badge will include your name and photo, as well as the date, time of entry, and your destination within the building. Raptor and the school division do not keep your personal information so there's no reason to worry about privacy. The scanning process takes less than a minute and it's time well spent to help ensure a high level of security.