Humble ISD held a ground-breaking ceremony on Sept. 19 for its
new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC will house the
District Police Department and the Department of Safe and Secure
Schools and is scheduled to open in April 2013.
are (from left) Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Dr.
Tommy Price, Humble ISD Chief of Police Solomon Cook, School Board
Parliamentarian Robert Sitton, School Board Vice President Brent
Engelage, School Board President Charles Cunningham,
Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo, Assistant Superintendent Martha
Buckner, and Safe and Secure Schools Director Steve Cooper.
"The groundbreaking is exciting because it represents an
on-going commitment to student safety," said Brent M. Engelage,
Chair of the Board's Building and Planning Committee. "The new
Emergency Operations Center has been designed to specifically
support police officers and emergency management officials in
their duties and will allow them to work most effectively. My wife
and I have two daughters who attend Humble ISD schools. I believe
that safe and secure schools are extremely important and add great
value to our community and peace of mind to all parents in our
Key features of the new Emergency Operations Center, located at
1703 Wilson Road in Humble, include: a secure dispatch center; a
secure evidence storage room; separate adult and juvenile
processing areas; a secure, enclosed drive-through area for the
transport of offenders in compliance with state guidelines; a
conference room with data and communication infrastructure for
emergency management; and administrative, staff and training
office space. Construction funding is provided by bonds approved
by voters in 2008.