Law enforcement cooperation goal of committee

Law enforcement cooperation goal of committee
Posted on 01/31/2020
Law enforcement cooperation goal of committee

Law enforcement officials with Nacogdoches ISD met Wednesday with counterparts from the city and county to establish the groundwork for safety and security arrangements between the agencies.

The meeting is one of a number of requirements placed on public education by the most recent Texas legislative session, all with the goal of improving safety and security at schools.

NISD Police Chief Sandra Murray welcomes the input from state legislators, including things such as safety audits that all Texas public schools are required to conduct.

“The security and safety audit is designed to put boots on the ground to examine the safety and security protocols that we have in place,” Murry said. “This is not a punitive measure but one that will only make our district a safe place for students and staff.”

At Wednesday’s meeting, in addition to law enforcement officials on hand, the committee included a couple of parents of NISD students, a teacher in the district as well as two school trustees, G.W. Neal and Farshid Niroumand.

NISD Police Officer Carolyn Meredith went over the Standard Response Protocol for the district, which is similar to those used by other public schools around the nation. The goal of the SRP is to standardize the terminology used by schools and law enforcement officials for threats that may arise.

The committee will meet again later this year.

“I’m truly glad we have you here,” NISD interim Superintendent Alton Frailey told law enforcement officials. “It’s unfortunate in this day and time we have to be here, but I appreciate everything all of you do to protect our students and staff.”

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