Reuben Figueroa, affectionately known as Fig to his friends and colleagues, is a 2008 graduate of Admiral King High School. He graduated at just 16 as one of the first (PSEO) Early College students in Lorain County.
He later went on to earn an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Lorain County Community College.
One of his first jobs was as a safety officer with Lorain City Schools before entering the police academy, and joining the Lorain Police Department in 2013. But when the police department needed a resource officer at Lorain High School, Figueroa gave up patrolling the streets to return to the hallways — and he has never looked back since, eventually assuming the role of safety coordinator for Lorain City Schools.
Figueroa earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice: Public Administration and Management from Liberty University, where is also currently enrolled to finish his graduate degree in Public Safety.
Today, he serves as Director of Safety & Security. He is responsible for the management of the district's safety compliance officers and safety officers as well as coordinates with district officials on all building safety and security plans, bringing his expertise as a sworn officer who has patrolled the same streets as our families to a job that requires just as much in the way of compassion. In 2019, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office deputized Figueroa for law enforcement authority in school-related incidents throughout Lorain City Schools.
This connection with the Lorain Police Department and Lorain County Sheriff’s Office allows Lorain City Schools to tap into comprehensive law enforcement strategies needed to build safety and security plans that utilize the most up-to-date best practices.
Figueroa is very passionate about youth and school safety. He enjoys working for the improvement of the community and he loves to learn. He serves on the Lorain County Health and Dentistry Board of Directors, the "Basta Ya" Board of Mental Health Among Latinos Initiative at the Nord Center and the TDR Learning Academy Board of Directors.
Figueroa married to Amarily Figueroa in 2012, and the couple has three children.