Welcome to the Region 10 School Safety and Security Homepage.
Purpose and Information
The School Safety and Security team at the Region 10 Education Service Center provides Superintendents, campus administrators, campus staff, and district law enforcement with relevant training, guidance, information and resources to improve all aspects of school safety and security.
For additional information about the Title IV, Part A Programs, contact ESC 14 - School Safety State Initiative.
NEW! 2023-24 Safety & Security Upcoming Events Overview
School Safety Offerings (Smore)
Also, presented by the TxSSC, this is a separate course from Threat Assessments. Digital Threat Assessment was developed through the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. Successful violence threat risk assessment can only occur if we have a solid understanding of all data needed to appropriately assess an individuals’ potential for violence. An overall assessment of risk cannot be determined without looking at social media and online activity. It is imperative to understand the tools and methods available to identify online threat related behavior.
Learning Outcomes: Digital footprint’s role in risk assessment for violence potential, Use of social media for public safety and emergency management, Capturing and documenting open source social media for data collection and information gathering purposes, Procedural recommendations for law enforcement and school administration, An understanding of current social media platforms and associated risks.
For more information and/or to register for training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center-Digital Threat Assessment
Texas Education Code (TEC) 37.108 requires districts develop and implement a multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The district multi-hazard EOP provides a framework that outlines the district’s response to managing an incident. The EOP addresses prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Region 10 hosts training provided by The Texas School Safety Center
Participants in this workshop will review the planning process, discuss the development of the planning team and identifying specific roles, discuss threat and hazard analysis, as well as actually writing some sections of the EOP.
The target audience includes safety directors/managers, administrators, school resource officers, and members of a school’s safety committee.
For more information please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center EOP Development Training.
The School Safety and Security round table is an informal gathering, facilitated by Region 10, with an agenda of items contributed by all participants. This is a time for Safety and Security staff, SROs and administrators to discuss their situations and needs, including how Region 10 can help meet the training needs in the area of school safety.
The target audience for these round table meetings is primarily school safety and security staff, law enforcement and administration.
Spring Schedule Coming Soon
Introduced in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol is a proven enhancement to school safety planning. The Standard Reunification Method fills a critical void in school safety planning: How to reunite students with their parents after a crisis. Also included in the training is a segment on Incident Command and how it relates to crisis management for educators.
This training is conducted using material designed and written by the I Love You Guys Foundation along with the Texas School Safety Center. Standardization of response to multiple hazards, including active shooter response, in important to the survival of students and staff on school campuses. Participants will learn about recommended practices including lockout, lockdown, evacuate, shelter, hold, and reunify.
The target audience is members of the school safety team, including but not limited to administrators, teachers, SROs, nurses, counselors, local law enforcement assisting with school safety, and transportation directors.
For more information and/or to register for an upcoming training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center
Texas Education Code 37.108:
Sec. 37.108(b) At least once every three years, each school district or public junior college district shall conduct a safety and security audit of the district’s facilities. To the extent possible, a district shall follow safety and security audit procedures developed by the Texas School Safety Center or a person included in the registry established by the Texas School Safety Center under Section 37.2091.
To support districts in meeting the safety and security audit requirements of Texas Education Code 37.108, the TxSSC has developed a one-day training that reviews and demonstrates safety and security audit procedures. New legislative mandates will be covered and addressed in this training. Participants will have an opportunity, in table-group audit teams, to identify safety and security issues of Texas schools and practice the processes of conducting a school safety and security audit.
For more information and/or to register for a training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center Audit Training.
For additional information about Intruder Detection Audits for your school, contact LaEvening.Woodard@region10.org.
The Texas School Safety Center School-Based Law Enforcement (SBLE) training division will host 40, TCOLE #4064, 20-hour, two-day trainings to help school districts comply with legislative changes requiring districts employing a peace/resource officer to create a policy requiring officers to complete education and training before or within 180 days of placement (the 30,000-enrollment minimum no longer applies).
Topics will include child and adolescent development and psychology; positive behavioral interventions and supports; conflict resolution and restorative justice techniques; de-escalation techniques and techniques for limiting the use of force, including limiting the use of physical, mechanical, and chemical restraints; the mental and behavioral health needs of children with disabilities or special needs; and mental health crisis intervention.
For more information or to register for an upcoming TCOLE training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center TCOLE
Region 10 ESC's Safety 1st Conference:
Date Coming Soon Time 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Where
This annual conference allows us to come together to address school safety.