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Fort Bend ISD Safety and Security Information Presented at Board Meeting

(FORT BEND ISD) - At this week’s Fort Bend ISD Board Meeting FBISD Police Chief David Rider and Coordinator of Emergency Management Bart Rosebure presented information about safety and security measures in place at FBISD schools.

Major points addressed during the presentation to the Board of Trustees include:

  • The Fort Bend ISD Police Department has police officers serving as School Resource Officers in every high school and every middle school plus one officer assigned to every feeder pattern who patrols the elementary schools in the feeder pattern.

  • For several years, the department has maintained its recognized status as awarded by the Texas Police Chief’s Association for voluntarily following 170 best practices in law enforcement. It is one of only five school district police departments in Texas with this status.

  • The district’s schools have safety vestibules designed to contain visitors until properly vetted by school staff. Vestibules are equipped with locked doors and window film which will significantly delay any unauthorized visitor or intruder. Additionally, floor mounted door locks are installed on every classroom door that will prevent someone from forcing their way in.

  • The police department has a Campus Threat Assessment Team that investigates and analyzes all threats the police department becomes aware of. Additionally, it has a child psychologist, two licensed professional counselors, and officers trained in crisis intervention on staff to follow up (sometimes over the course of several years) using a positive approach with students who have made threats.

  • FBISD follows the Standard Response Protocol for alerting campuses to dangers and threats using consistent, clear language. All students in K – 12 receive instructions on this language and participate in emergency drills.

  • This semester, within the first 10 days of school, students will have had four major drills. As a new mandate, the district also has other new procedures in place such as Exterior Door Safety Audits to make sure they are all functioning properly.

  • Police Chief Rider and other members of law enforcement agencies regularly engage in active shooter training. The Chief and several other officers are certified instructors for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training. This training is available to the entire community.


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