Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2022 | Page 10

A Holistic App

If problems are caught early , it can prevent disasters from occurring . The MISD Police Department works together with the MISD Safety and Security Department to oversee functions related to safety , security and threat assessment for the entire school district .
The Police Department assigns one or more officers to every MISD campus , while other officers are assigned to investigative or support positions . The department has 64 full-time sworn officers , eight civilian personnel and 57 school crossing guards .

Students and staff members perform better in an environment where they feel safe and protected . Mansfield ISD knows that school is a home away from home and is dedicated to creating a secure and friendly environment for all .

“ This is Our House ” is a newly launched district initiative to inform the community about MISD ’ s holistic safety initiatives , which cover physical safety and social-emotional wellness . It includes ways to be proactive about safety and security while also outlining resources to seek help . The main message is that we are all in this together , and by working together , we can continue making Mansfield ISD a safe place for everyone .
To provide even more security , the MISD Safety and Security Department developed a safety and security framework that utilizes a balanced approach to promote student , staff and visitor safety . The multiple layers of the safety and security framework are :
• Hardening of Campuses ( Physical Security )
• Collaborative Safety and Security Culture
• Behavioral Threat Assessment and Risk Mitigation
• Emergency Management
“ When someone walks into one of our buildings , we want them to know that they are safe and welcome ,” said Superintendent Dr . Kimberley Cantu . “ With the ‘ This is Our House ’ initiative , we ’ re being more proactive and intentional to spread awareness of the resources Mansfield ISD has in place to provide physical and mental well-being to our students , staff members and community .”