Montgomery County Constable Precinct 4 deputies will be supporting school district police at Conroe ISD, New Caney ISD and Splendora ISD, according to a May 27 announcement from Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden’s office.

The program, which is called Project SafeSchool, began May 25, one day after 19 children and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, according to Lt. James Slack of the Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

The announcement said the program was intended to be “high-visibility” in addition to supplementing existing law enforcement. Slack told Community Impact Newspaper in an email that deputies would be stationed in parking lots and car rider lanes and would be in contact with school front office staff.

“We will be working with the ISD Police Departments. If they’d like us to go further, making contact and saying 'hello' inside classrooms, we’d also be happy to do so,” Slack said.

Slack said he did not know if other county constable precincts are planning similar programs.

On the day of the Uvalde shooting, CISD announced an increased police presence for the final two days of the school year, which ended May 26.