Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Being Prepared, Staying Secure

Spring Branch ISD Police Chief Chuck Brawner was part of an expert panel that discussed safety and security issues related to the recent shooting that occurred on the Lone Star College campus, located in Aldine, on a recent local television show.

The program, called “City View,” focuses on timely issues impacting the region taken “straight from the headlines.” Emmy Award winning reporter and anchor Art Rascon hosts the show that airs once a month. Police Chief Brawner provided views from a public school perspective. View program segments here
In Spring Branch ISD, the safety and security of our students is our highest priority. 

The following safety preparedness measures have been taken in SBISD:

  • Our campuses have reviewed their Emergency Operations Plans with building staff and re-emphasized safety procedures for students and staff during lockdowns in the event of criminal or crisis-related situations.
  • Safety protocols are in place across SBISD. All district schools have a School Emergency Response Team, and every school regularly practices safety procedures with students and staff through discussions and practice exercises. Remind your children that practice drills are important.
  • SBISD Police are reviewing results of 2011 security audits with schools and departments so that potential weaknesses are highlighted, identified and solutions found to mitigate an identified weakness.
  • SBISD Police Department officers are on duty 24-7, and Police Chief Brawner continues to work closely with school leaders to assure that they are equipped to lead should a time of crisis occur. In addition, security entrances, enhanced camera surveillance, fences and other safety-enhancing features are in place here as a result of the 2007 Bond Program.
  • Additional security technology equipment will be installed in our campuses to assist our school administrators with approved Safe School Plans.
The community is reminded that all campus visitors should use only front entrances when visiting our schools; other exits and entrances are to remain locked throughout the day.

We appreciate your ongoing help in abiding by our security protocols, serving as eyes and ears on our campuses, and reporting any safety concerns you may have or observe. Let’s all keep SBISD safe and secure.  

Click on video below to see Chief Brawner's comment.
The video segments are referenced from Channel 13's website.

Segment 1: Click PLAY ARROW to play video segment.

Segment 2: Click PLAY ARROW to play video segment.


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