Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Promise Made Is a Promise Kept: School Safety Task Force Initiatives Move Forward

Earlier this year, the City committed to working with school and law enforcement professionals to find new ways to strengthen and enhance school safety in Southlake schools.

Task Force Member list“I’ve said before that our most precious resource deserves our best efforts. We made a promise to do more to protect our children, and with the work of this partnership, we’re ready to deliver,” said Mayor Laura Hill.

The Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) is funding $550,000 to support the implementation of new safety and security initiatives.

Changes that will come to schools include two additional SROs at the high schools, rifle-rated protected glass and video intercoms for each school with the ability to see and screen anyone coming into the school. Additional initiatives are underway to protect Southlake schools that are not made public, for security purposes.

“Once implemented, some of the changes will be easy to see when you visit the schools,” said Police Chief James Brandon. “And some people won’t see, but that’s by design. The safety and security of our students is our top priority. Parents can rest assured knowing we’re going to do everything we can to keep their children safe.”

For more information on School Safety in Southlake please visit CityofSouthlake.com/SchoolSafety.

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