The mission of the Lancaster Independent School District Police Department is to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, staff, and visitors of the district.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
“As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performances and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…law enforcement.”
LISD Police Standard Response Protocol
“Lancaster Independent School District Police Department operates under a professional, relevant, and comprehensive standard response protocol.
A uniform classroom response is critical to school safety and security. Administrators and staff plan and train for bad weather, fires, accidents, intruders, and other threats to student safety. Historically, schools have taken this scenario-based approach to respond to active shooter events and other threats.
Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is not based on individual scenarios, but on a standardized response to any given situation. SRP consists of four specific actions that active participants, including students, staff, teachers, and first responders, can perform during an incident. SRP is action-based.”
TEXAS TRUANCY LAWS
Texas Education Code: Section 25.085 Compulsory Attendance Law
Texas Education Code: Section 25.093 Parents Contributing To Non-Attendance
Texas Education Code: Section 25.094 Failure To Attend School
Texas Education Code: Section 25.095 Warning Notices
TRUANCY TOP 12 PARENT TIPS
1. Take an active interest in your student’s schoolwork. Ask them to demonstrate what they
learned in school. Know the kids your student associates with.
2. Ask your students about their thoughts on truancy.
3. Look for early signs of your student’s decision that school is not worthwhile. Monitor
changes in friendships, teachers, or classrooms or even the loss of a pet or family member.
All of these things contribute to the reasons why kids dread going to school.
4. Prepare your student for school with required supplies and clothes. If you need
assistance, contact your local social services agency.
5. Regularly contact the school office to make sure your student is attending school. Check
in with his or her teachers on a regular basis. Make random visits to your student’s classroom to observe.
6. Encourage your student to take an active role in the school by joining clubs or participating
in sports. Teach them when and how to ask for help.
7. Ask your student how you can help. Think about what situations he or she might face and
talk about ways to handle these situations before they occur.
8. Consider counseling in you, the parent, cannot resolve the issue on your own.
9. Discuss with your student the reasons she/he has been truant.
10. Don’t tell your student that he/she does not have to participate in school activities or
does not have to attend school at all.
11. Drop your student off at school in the morning and watching him enter the building.
12. Give the consistent message, “You will go to school.”