Garland ISD works day and night to keep our community and campuses protected. Our district's 24/7 security dispatch center uses technology similar to police departments to make sure our students and staff have safe places to learn and work. We also use emergency training and response plans to make sure our community knows what to do in a crisis and that situations are communicated to the public promptly.

As part of our commitment to safety, all of our schools have:

  • Police officers to provide security, counseling and education
  • Security cameras
  • Secured entrance vestibules
  • Prop alarms on every exterior door
  • A visitor registry system

If you have a district safety concern, please contact our 24-hour Security Dispatch team at 972-494-8911.

Parent Emergency Guide

View a printable summary of our safety plans and tips for parents during emergencies:

Security procedures and resources

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Building maintenance

We have staff working around the clock to maintain our buildings and grounds. Our team of carpenters, electricians, HVAC mechanics, painters and plumbers work together to make sure that our facilities provide a safe, attractive and efficient environment for students, staff and the community.

Our security team handles after-hour and weekend calls. We invite anyone that notices a maintenance issue to call our 24-hour Security Dispatch team so that they can make sure our maintenance team makes the necessary repairs.

Safety & Security Committee

Key district administrators and representatives from local police departments work together to implement programs and procedures for supporting student and staff safety.

2022-23 Safety & Security Committee Members

  • Wes Johnson, Board President
  • Larry Glick, Trustee
  • Dr. Ricardo Lopez, Superintendent
  • Dr. Brent Ringo, Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Shelley Garrett, Assistant Superintendent of Safety and Operations
  • Mark Quinn, Director of Security
  • Shauntell Moore, Security Coordinator - Operations
  • Michael Pierce, Security Coordinator - Systems
  • GPD Lt. Wally Sneed, Garland Police Department
  • RPD Sgt. Greg Baldwin, Rowlett Police Department
  • SPD Sgt. James Wills, Sachse Police Department
  • Mistie Gardner, Garland Office of Emergency Management
  • Bran McGee, Teacher
  • Tracey Bergfield, Parent
  • Hung Le, Parent

Contact us

24-hour Security Dispatch: 972-494-8911

GISD Facilities: 972-494-8780

GISD Energy Management: 972-494-8351

GISD Maintenance: 972-494-8351

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