In collaboration with DPS, the state of Texas has created iWatchTexas, a confidential way for concerned individuals to report potential threats to the safety and security of any school, student or faculty member in Texas.
Protecting Texas students, faculty, and schools requires everyone’s support. iWatchTexas encourages students, administrators, parents, and concerned individuals to report anything that may trouble you: no concern is too small. By alerting the proper authorities to incidents that concern you, we can take steps toward preventing rather than reacting to school violence. Depending on the nature of the report, referrals will be made to appropriate authorities which could include school officials, district officials and local law enforcement. Using a single, statewide reporting system ensures that tips from different parts of the community are all integrated in order to link critical data. The iWatchTexas initiative is part of the DPS Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division (ICT), which serves as the central clearinghouse for the collection, management, analysis and dissemination of law enforcement and homeland security intelligence in Texas.
You can make a report through the website iwatchtx.org, by downloading the iwatchtx app, or by calling 844-643-2251.