Texas School District Adds SWAT Team

Published 03/11 2013 11:53AM

Updated 03/11 2013 11:55AM

(KVEO)  A Texas school district is bulking up their school police force by adding in a SWAT team.

"We felt if we had a SWAT team we can be better prepared for any intruder or active shooter," said Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Ricardo Perez Jr.  "We are training at least twice a month with our local law enforcement."

This new team isn't the only new change being added to school security.

Currently, Edinburg CISD has 48 sworn police officers, 40 security officers and three K9 officers, but this force will be expanded come next fall.

With new people and new training, the district of course added some new equipment.

All 48 officers have been given iPads. The devices will become each officers eyes during any lock-down situation.

"Once we get on campus and we can access on the systems, the surveillance systems, we will be able to track any movement through our surveillance cameras," said Perez.

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