A+ Charter Schools Police Department
A+ Charter Schools are proud to announce the arrival of the very first charter school police department in the State of Texas. In June, the State approved the creation of the A+ Charter Schools Police Department.
The A+ Charter Schools places the safety and security of our students and staff as our highest priority. Over the past decade the district has hired private security services to provide on campus security. In 2020 the District made a decision to enhance our safety and security levels by creating a district police department. After over a year in the making the State of Texas granted A+ Charter Schools an Agency Number creating the A+ Charter Schools Police Department.
Our new police department will have three school resource officers serving all six of our campuses as well as the stadium and two district offices. The department will operate 24 hours a day seven days a week. During non-school hours and weekends the department will have several full or part-time police officers. The district has reassigned three Campus Safety Monitors from secondary schools to the two elementary schools, the intermediate campus.
- What is a school resource officer? An A+ Charter School Police Department, School Resource Officer is a fully commissioned peace officer licensed by the State of Texas, Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). All A+ SRO’s are all experienced Dallas area police officers.
- What are the roles of School Resource Officers? The goals of the A+ SRO program includes providing safe learning environments in our schools, providing valuable resources to school staff members, fostering positive relationships with students, developing strategies to resolve problems affecting youth and protecting all students, so that they can reach their fullest potentials.
- Are the school resource officers trained to respond to campus emergency? Yes, our school resource officers have received in-depth training to respond to emergency situations. Emergency ranging from an active shooter, fire, tornado, hazardous material spill to an earthquake or disturbance. The mission of the SRO’s is to provide on-site leadership and immediate corrective intervention to any emergency situation that could occur to protect our kids and staff.
- What is a Campus Safety Monitor? A Campus Safety Monitor is a person whose primary job responsibilities are to monitor the safety and security of our school campuses. The monitors will patrol the elementary and intermediate campus buildings and grounds and will alert administrators of any safety or security concerns. The Campus Safety Monitors are trained to respond to emergencies, intervene in conflicts and direct students and staff in a crisis situation.