Safety Rules for Children/Parents


    • Remember - strangers are people that you do not know.
    • Never talk to strangers
    • Never accept candy or gifts from a stranger
    • Never let a stranger get too close, whether he or she is in a car, walking or standing
    • Always avoid strangers who are hanging around restrooms or the playground that may want to play with you or your friends
    • Never go anywhere whith a stranger no matter what story he or she tells you. Ignore stories like "please help me find my lost puppy" or "your mother sent me to get you."
    • Never get near or into a stranger's car
    • Take the safest routes to and from school, stores and friend's houses
    • Never tell a stranger your name, address or telephone number
    • Never go to deserted places like deserted buildings, vacant lots, alleys, empty playgrounds and construction sites alone
    • Walk with friends or family. It is safer and more fun
    • If a stranger in a car bothers you, turn and run in the opposite direction; it is not easy for a car to change directions suddenly
    • If a stranger grabs you, yell as loud as you can for help
    • Always stay in sight and hearing distance of a supervising adult
    • If lost in a store or mall, go to ta store clerk, security guard or police officer for help
    • Never allow anyone into the home without your parents permission, always use locks and alarms
    • Never let a caller at the door or on the telephone know that you are alone
    • Check in with a parent or trusted neighbor immediately after arriving home
    • Walk confidently. Be alert
    • Never allow anyone to touch you in a way that you feel uncomfertable. Always tell your parents or someone you trust. Never keep secrets. You have the right to say "NO"


    • Your child should know their full name, address, home telephone number and at least one emergency number such as your cell phone or work phone
    • Plan with your child safe routes to and from places you allow them to go
    • Plan for safe places for your child to go in the event of an emergency at home
    • Keep current pictures, vital statics, fingerprints and DNA
    • Avoid putting your child's name on an article of clothing, bags, or backpacks where it can be easily read


  • Chris Miller

    Chris Miller
    Phone: 903-668-5990 ext. 2110

    Chris Miller is a veteran law enforcement officer with over 20 years of service. Chief Miller spent the first half of his career working in the Patrol Divisions of Titus and Franklin counties. During this time, Chief Miller spent eight years on the tactical team and reached the rank of Patrol Lieutenant. Chief Miller spent the second half of his career in the Investigations Division, investigating major crimes. Before securing his retirement, he transferred to the Gregg County District Attorney's Office. After leaving the DA’s Office in February of 2019, he took a position with HISD as a school resource officer. Chief Miller holds a Master Peace Officers License from the State of Texas. Chief Miller received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 1996 and a second degree in Criminal Justice in 1998.