HISD kicks off school security partnership on campuses as instructional year begins

The Houston Independent School District Police Department, Houston Police Department, and Ministers against Crime, a non-denomination faith-based program, kicked off Project Safe Start, a partnership that aims to increase security for students and teachers this school year.

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District Police Department, Houston Police Department, and Ministers against Crime, a non-denomination faith-based program, kicked off Project Safe Start, a partnership that aims to increase security for students and teachers this school year.

A news release said the partnership increases security on and around school campuses during the first days of the educational calendar to ensure schools and their surrounding areas remain safe.

Deputy Superintendent Richard Cruz, HISD Chief of Police Pedro Lopez, Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Ban Tien, and community ministers appeared at a press conference to kick off the event.


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