Safe Schools Maryland

​​​​​​Welcome to Safe Schools Maryland - an ANONYMOUS and FREE reporting system available to students, teachers, school staff members, parents, and the general public to report any school or student safety ​concerns, including mental health concerns.  Safe Schools Maryland is Maryland’s only o​fficial anonymous reporting system. Safe Schools Maryland operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.  Your anonymous report can be submitted by calling the tip line (1-833-MD-B-SAFE / 1-833-632-7233), completing an online form (below), or downloading the free Safe Schools Maryland app from the App Store or Google Play.​ 

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1-833-MD-B-SAFE / 1-833-632-7233​


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All students should feel comfortable in Maryland’s schools. Children and young adults are stronger students when they feel safe and secure. Strong students go on to serve as the foundation for strong communities. 

Safe Schools Maryland exists to ensure that our schools and our students remain safe and secure. With Safe Schools Maryland, all interested members of our communities are able to report their school and student safety concerns anonymously and sec​urely.  



Frequently Asked Questions for Schools and School Officials

What is Safe Schools Maryland?

Safe Schools Maryland is an ANONYMOUS tip line and reporting system that allows students, parents, and community members to easily and anonymously report school or student safety concerns anywhere in Maryland. Tips received are routed to school, public safety, health, and/or social services personnel for follow up.

How are tips reported?

There are three ways to anonymously report information to Safe Schools Maryland:

→App: SafeSchoolsMD available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play


→Phone: 1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233)

How does the process work?

Trained tip takers respond to tips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. In cases of immediate life threats or crimes in progress, local 9-1-1 and law enforcement will be notified immediately. In situations where a credible tip is impending but not immediate, or cases in which information is useful to the school but does not warrant immediate action, designated school officials are notified through the Safe Schools Maryland system. In all cases, designated school officials are notified for follow-up.

Who can report a tip?

Tips can be reported by all members of the community.

Does this change how our school handles safety issues or follows up on safety-related incidents?

No. In fact, Safe Schools Maryland is just another way for information to come to the attention of the school and supports your existing practices, policies, and initiatives. Safe Schools Maryland encourages schools to leverage the program as part of their overall school safety plan.

By joining Safe Schools Maryland, will it appear that my school is unsafe?

No.  In fact, just the opposite is true.  By being a member of Safe Schools Maryland, you give parents, students, staff, and community members a chance to report concerns before they become major issues.  You take a proactive preventative approach instead of waiting until an issue arises and reacting. 

Does this replace 9-1-1?

No. Individuals should still call 9-1-1 in cases of emergency. Any immediate life threats or crimes in progress that come into Safe Schools Maryland will be routed to 9-1-1 along with designated school recipients.

Is there a fee for schools to join?

No. There are zero fees for any Maryland school - public, private, or otherwise - to join and maintain membership with Safe Schools Maryland

How can my school be involved?

Schools can choose to join Safe Schools Maryland by using this form.  Upon completion of the registration form, contacts will be added to the system and a 45-minute training session on how to use the system and address tips will be scheduled.  Each contact listed for that school should attend a training session, as there are important privacy and security guidelines that are covered. You can also become a champion for Safe Schools Maryland in your school community by both ensuring staff and students are aware of the program and looking for opportunities to promote Safe Schools Maryland wherever possible throughout the school year. Free promotional materials that you are encouraged to share with your community are available within the “Multimedia Resources” tab on this page of the Maryland for School Safety (MCSS) website.

Can I request a presentation or training session for my school, staff, or students?

Yes!  MCSS is available to conduct an overview presentation of Safe Schools Maryland and training sessions for school staff members on how to navigate the entire anonymous reporting system.

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