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School Safety & Security

Safety & Security Measures

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) leaders have taken numerous actions and investments to ensure school safety remains a top districtwide priority during the 2023-2024 school year.   

Among the many actions taken to enhance school safety and security include but are not limited to:  

  • Adding an additional District Safety & Security Committee that includes tri-city law enforcement representatives, parents, staff, and School Board Members;  
  • Continuing the use of Crisis/Emergency Response Teams at every campus;  
  • Training of staff on campus safety procedures;   
  • Hands-on training for PSJA Police and Security Department officers on numerous topics such as weapons, crisis negotiation, injury response, and active shooter, to name a few;  
  • Increasing the number of PSJA Police Officers;  
  • Campus checks and inspections by PSJA ISD Police K9 Officers;  
  • Scheduling Mandatory Drills;   
  • Districtwide Interior & Exterior Building Safety Audits;  
  • Developing Campus Threat Assessment Teams;   
  • Establishing access control procedures with single access points, locked instruction room doors, and exterior door locks;  
  • Visitor screening and registration through the Raptor Visitor Management System at all schools;  
  • Enhancing Video Surveillance for schools and district facilities; and  

In addition to these measures, PSJA ISD encourages reporting any suspicious activities to law enforcement immediately.   

OUR STUDENTS ARE our top priority. Let's work together to create a safe and secure environment for everyone.


Need to make a report?
Call the PSJA Police Hotline at 956-354-2033
For any other emergencies call 911.