The Center for Safe and Secure Schools at Harris County Department of Education continually strives to provide valuable information and resources related to school safety, violence prevention and positive outcomes for students, teachers and communities.

The following list provides various handouts, reports and links to assist interested school personnel, school resource officers and safety conscious community members covering a variety of topics in the school safety and security field.  


NIMS Compliance

Resource Links

Don Alwes' Presentation from 2016 School Safety Summit

Preparing for and Responding to Active School Threats

Active Shooter Information

National Sleep Awareness

The College Student’s Guide to Sleep

What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Body and Brain

Guide to Managing Anxiety and Sleep

Attendance and Truancy Guidelines

American Lung Association / Teen Smoking 

Building Trust in Law Enforcement Through Service

Crime Stoppers Houston


Harris County Office of Emergency Management

Houston Emergency Management 

Houston Transtar 

Hurricane Preparedness

DHS National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)

Emergency Operations Planning

 Fire Safety for Texans

 Parents Guide to Internet Safety​

 National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers

National Center for Education Statistics

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

 National Preparedness Month

National School Safety Center

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Playground Safety Resources - Tackling Tobacco Abuse in Modern K-12 Schools​

Road/Pedestrian Safety - Distracted Walking​

Security Measures at Schools: Mental Health Considerations

School Safety Info

 School Safety Tips and Prevention

 TEA: List of School Districts & ESC Regions

TEA: Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs)

Texas Homeland Security Preparedness

Texas Safety Standards for Kindergarten - Grade 12: Third Edition

Texas Association of School Boards

Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

 Texas Emergency Management Online

The Character Network

 U.S. Department of Education: Safe Schools & FERPA

Drone Safety

Video Links

Texas School Safety Center – When Seconds Count Video 

Texas Attorney General – School Safety

Sandy Hook Promise-Evan Video

Evan Video​