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The Marshall ISD Police Department was officially licensed in November of 2014 and serves as the official security arm of the school district. As of July 2015, the department consists of a police chief, four full-time officers, and a department secretary.

The MISD Police Department is committed to the safety and security of all school personnel and students, as well as the protection and security management of all school district property.

"CHOW DOWN WITH THE CHIEF"
The Marshall ISD Police Department began a community outreach program in 2017 called "Chow Down With the Chief," which involves District Police Chief Joe Arledge joining selected students from campuses throughout the school district for lunch. Typically on Fridays each week, Chief Arledge will arrive at the school, pick up the students, and treat them to lunch at a local restaurant of their choosing. The program was created as a reward for good students and also to allow the students and community to develop a positive relationship with local law enforcement. School administrators and teachers select their students based on leadership, good behavior, positive attitudes and academic performance.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES
The Texas Department of Family Protective Services provides the a secure website [CLICK HERE] for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people who are elderly (65 years or older).

This website is only for reporting situations that do not require an emergency response. An emergency is a situation where a child, adult with disabilities, or person who is elderly faces an immediate risk of abuse or neglect that could result in death or serious harm. If it is an emergency call 911.

The Texas Family Code 261.101 requires professionals to make a report within 48 hours of first suspecting abuse, neglect or exploitation of children. The Human Resources code Chapter 48 (48.051) requires a person having cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person is in the state of abuse, neglect, or exploitation to report the information required immediately.

Reports made through this web site take up to 24 hours to process. Call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 if:

• You believe your situation requires action in less than 24 hours.
• You prefer to remain anonymous.
• You have insufficient data to complete the required information on the report.
• You do not want an e-mail to confirm your report.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing: If this is an emergency and you are deaf and equipped with a Teletypewriter (TTY), call Relay Texas by dialing 711 or 1-800-735-2989. Tell the relay agent you need to call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

MAVS AGAINST BULLYING
Marshall ISD prohibits bullying on school property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or in any vehicle operated by the district.

Bullying may be verbal or written expression, or expression through electronic means, or physical contact. Bullying is not tolerated by the district and any student or parent of a student who believes that the student or another student has experienced bullying, or that the student has engaged in bullying, is encouraged to immediately report the incident.

Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of district policy and is prohibited. Students or parents may report an alleged incident of bullying, orally or in writing, to a teacher, counselor, principal or other district employee. Students or parents may contact the district to obtain an incident report form that may be used to submit the complaint. Please note, after submission of the complaint to the district employee, the district may assign the complaint to a campus administrator to follow up on the submitted complaint and any other important matters pertaining to the complaint. We encourage you to communicate with your designated campus administrator at this time.

According to the federal government's anti-bullying website at www.stopbullying.gov, bullying is defined as "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalanace. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose."

There are three types of bullying: verbal, social and/or physical.

• Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. This includes:
    » Teasing
    » Name-calling
    » Inappropriate comments
    » Taunting
    » Threatening to cause harm

• Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships. This includes:
    » Leaving someone out on purpose
    » Telling other children not to be friends with someone
    » Spreading rumors about someone
    » Embarrassing someone in public

• Physical bullying involves hurting a person's body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:
    » Hitting, kicking, or pinching
    » Spitting
    » Tripping or pushing
    » Taking or breaking someone's things
    » Making mean or rude hand gestures

Related Information
  • What is Bullying?
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  • Early Childhood
  • Young Adults
  • Cyberbullying
  • Prevent Bullying
  • Responding To Bullying
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  • National Bullying Prevention Center