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K9 is on the case to keep district facilities safe and secure

With HISD graduation season a few months away, one super sleuth is sniffing out any trouble behind the scenes – ensuring each stadium or facility is secure for those who will attend the ceremonies. Pretty impressive work for a 3-year-old.

Aries is one of three K9s currently serving with HISD’s patrol unit. He specializes in explosive detection, while his peers, Sasha and Gypsy, focus on narcotics. The canines are all trained to support and protect officers, as well as conduct area searches for drugs, weapons, or other contraband that may be on school grounds or in district facilities.

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Updated HISD emergency administrative guide to be distributed

HISD Risk Management Field Safety Team Leader Robert Cage, Jr. and HISD Risk Management Safety and Loss Control Manager Julie Burris-Richardson.

HISD Risk Management Field Safety Team Leader Robert Cage, Jr. and HISD Risk Management Safety and Loss Control Manager Julie Burris-Richardson.

HISD’s Risk Management department recently rolled out a new Emergency Resource Administrative Guide aimed to prepare staff members and students across the district for potential emergency situations.

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HISD Joins Forces With Harris County Sheriff’s Office to Fight Crime

HISD is joining forces with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to battle crime using a new app for mobile devices that lets citizens report suspicious activity using their smart phones.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia launched the iWatch Harris County campaign two years ago, and users can submit tips in one of four ways:

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HISD’s Transportation Services Takes 2013 Top Fleet Sustainability Award

Awarded by nation’s leading fleet management association

The National Association of Fleet Administrators awarded the Houston Independent School District its Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability award for 2013. 

“This award is a great recognition of the drive and determination of the entire transportation team, from the bus drivers who monitor engine idling, to the shop team members who reduce their waste stream,” HISD Transportation General Manager Nathan Graf said.  “Everyone in the department played an essential role in this award.”

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