Security and Safety Overview
Our safety and security initiative is a multi-faceted response plan that affects all DISD facilities and departments. The program includes a number of initiatives aimed at fortifying buildings, ensuring regular training, communication and increasing staff and public awareness.
The goals of the program are to improve safety and security within Decatur ISD and promote emergency preparedness among students and staff.
DISD follows state law, as well as the recommendations of the Texas School Safety Center, in implementing best practices for campus safety.
Emergency Operations Plan - The district has a written Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that includes the four primary areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery as well as different crisis scenarios used for staff training and emergency response planning.
School Resource Officers - Thanks to a partnership with the City of Decatur, Decatur ISD has armed, uniformed officers serving our campuses. These highly trained veteran officers build positive relationships with students and help ensure safety on ampuses for students and staff.
Safety Drills - The district conducts different types of drills throughout the year. They include:
- Lockout drills
- Lockdown drills
- Shelter drills
- Evacuation drills
- Hold in class drills
Rave Mobile Panic Button - With the press of a button on a mobile phone, the Rave panic button provides a fast and direct connection to 9-1-1 and first responders while instantly alerting key personnel, depending on the type of emergency indicated.
#SAFEeagle Communications - We communicate via Twitter @Decaturisd, Facebook @Decatur ISD and through our Blackboard telephone messaging and email system. Information is also posted to our DISD website. Communications regarding health and safety are identified by the hasthtag #SAFEeagle.
We communicate via Twitter @Decaturisd, Facebook @Decatur ISD and through our Blackboard telephone messaging and email system. Information is also posted to our DISD website. Communications regarding health and safety are identified by the hasthtag #SAFEeagle.