Staff, Student, and Visitor Identification

Visitor Identification - Raptor

BCPS enforces a standardized visitor registration procedure in all schools and office buildings. The system documents visitors and screens them against sex offender databases and can be set to identify individuals who should not have contact or custody of students. It also provides a list of individuals in the building should an emergency occur. Enforcing a simple registration routine is foundational to school security. Procedures must be followed in all schools and offices during the entire year, summer included.

BCPS uses an electronic visitor registration system. Designated school and office staff are to request photo identification which is scanned through an electronic system. Administrative employees and school resource officers are alerted if it determined that there is a potential match with the sex offender registry.


The Department of School Safety planned and developed a system for implementation of a One-card staff and student identification system during the 2013-2014 school year. Implementation began in the spring of 2014 with the distribution of One-card badges to all BCPS employees. This implementation continued during the 2014-2015 school year with all students receiving their One-card badges. The major components of the One-card initiative (school identification/security, door access, checking out library and media materials, and time and activity (KRONOS)) are in use within schools and offices.