Northside Safety

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Safety is top priority at Northside ISD!

In Northside, the safety of your student and our staff is one of our top priorities. We regularly review and revise our safety plans and procedures to enhance security. Keeping our schools safe requires continuous work and communication with our students, staff and families. Our approach to safety focuses on three areas – our people, our facilities and technology, and our procedures.

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NISD Police Officers



  • More than 100 fully-commissioned and armed law enforcement officers
  • 2 officers at every high school
  • 1 officer at every middle school
  • Elementary clusters with full-time officer patrolling who can respond in minutes
  • Full-time district safety officer
  • Dedicated k-9 officer
  • District and campus threat assessment teams
  • Licensed school counselors and health care professionals on staff at each campus



Facilities & Technology

  • Bullet-resistant security lobbies
  • Access control technology
  • Single point entry at every elementary school
  • Upgraded and proper-functioning door hardware
  • 8,000+ video surveillance cameras that can be monitored live
  • State-of-the-art NISD Police department communication center
  • Direct communication & collaboration with local law enforcement agencies
  • 24/7 NISD Safeline 
  • Background check system for all visitors


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  • Established plans and procedures
  • Run Hide Fight active threat training
  • District and campus-specific emergency plans
  • Regular training on emergency plans
  • Scheduled year-round safety drills