About

Campus Safety

BL: Culture of Safety 
The safety and security of the Bishop Lynch High School campus is of utmost importance, and Bishop Lynch takes numerous steps to keep our community safe. 

Campus Safety Patrol 
Bishop Lynch has four full-time members of the campus safety patrol team. These team members are responsible for the opening and inspection of the campus each morning, maintaining a safe environment during school hours and during scheduled events, closing the campus at the conclusion of all events, and securing the campus.  

Campus Safety Number 
Please dial 911 for emergencies. If you have a non-emergency security concern, call the campus safety number at 214-380-5675. Please save this number in your contacts for easy reference. There are also Campus Safety Number signs posted around campus.  

Uniformed Dallas Police Officers on Patrol 
Bishop Lynch has uniformed Dallas Police officers who maintain a visual presence on campus during the week on random days/times. BL maintains a close communicative relationship with Dallas Police officers and with the Northeast Dispatch Station. 

Standard Response Protocol 
Bishop Lynch High School utilizes the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) from the “I Love U Guys” Foundation. The SRP is posted in every classroom and office. The protocol provides direction for Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter scenarios. Drills are regularly held throughout the school year.  

Badges 
Students, faculty and staff are issued photo ID badges to be worn on a lanyard around their neck.  

Exterior Doors Locked 
Exterior doors remain locked. Access is only through the use of a coded identification card.  

Crisis Management Plan 
Bishop Lynch High School has developed a Crisis Management Plan that is reviewed on a quarterly basis by the BL Crisis Management Team for potential modifications and updates.  

Partnerships with Security Experts 
Bishop Lynch High School participates in regular security audits by the Department of Homeland Security. 

Bishop Lynch High School consults with the director of security for the Diocese of Dallas. 

Bishop Lynch High School has a good working relationship with the Dallas Police Department (DPD). The DPD SWAT team uses BL athletic facilities for their fitness testing. 

BL CareLink 
If you have non-emergency concerns about a BL student’s physical or mental health, you may send an anonymous report to BL administration via BL CareLink.  

Guidance Counselors 
Bishop Lynch has a team of licensed guidance counselors on site to address the mental health needs of our students. Each student is assigned a guidance counselor to accompany them throughout their BL journey. 

Safe Environment Program
 
All BL faculty, staff and volunteers must be cleared through the Diocese of Dallas Safe Environment Program. You can learn more here. 

Communication with School Families 
In case of emergency, Bishop Lynch will employ its text messaging system and email communications to reach parents/guardians (or other family members) listed as the student’s emergency contact.  
Campus Safety Number 
Please dial 911 for emergencies. If you have a non-emergency security concern, call the campus safety number at 214-380-5675. Please save this number in your contacts for easy reference. There are also Campus Safety Number signs posted around campus.  

Meet our Safety Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Donald Merkel

    Donald Merkel 

    Director of Operational Logistics
    (214) 324-3607 x4360
  • Photo of James Daniel

    James Daniel 

    Campus Safety Patrol
  • Photo of Michael Ogunbadejo

    Michael Ogunbadejo 

    Security
    (469) 475-9873
  • Photo of Carl Smith

    Carl Smith 

    Security
    (214) 837-2102
  • Photo of Andrew Vidales

    Andrew Vidales 

    Security
    (972) 880-8503

ACCREDITATION

Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963