The District Police Officer is responsible for handling law enforcement and police related matters at District facilities as outlined in the Texas Penal Code, Code of Criminal procedures, District’s Board Policy, Management Guidelines, Departmental Rules and Regulations, and as directed by the Chief of Police. The District Police Officer is responsible for working cooperatively with the school administration, students, staff members, other District police officers, and officers from all law enforcement agencies to maintain positive campus security and a safe and secure campus environment.
All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.
- Operate a District vehicle and patrol school property or an assigned area to deter criminal offenses such as fire, burglary, theft, vandalism and other unauthorized activities.
- Investigate criminal offenses that occur within the District’s jurisdiction or against the District.
- Collect evidence.
- Enforce regulations for and on District school buses.
- Perform possibly physically strenuous activities required to identify, detain, and apprehend offenders, cause to be placed in jail, and file appropriate charges.
- Respond to burglar and fire alarms as dispatched, investigate cause of alarms and notify the on duty communications officer regarding findings.
- Investigate suspicious persons in and around schools.
- Report the misuse of buildings and property belonging to the District.
- Enforce all the general and criminal laws of Texas within the District’s jurisdiction.
- Enforce all applicable sections of Texas within the District’s jurisdiction.
- Perform all the duties of a Texas Peace Officer enumerated in the Code of Criminal Procedure.
- Assist the traffic control on streets, at athletic events, school closings, school openings, or any other location deemed necessary to insure the safety and welfare of students and staff.
- Provide crisis response to Schools and facilities.
- Perform security inspections of buildings including manual (foot patrol) checks of all exterior doors and windows promptly reporting any breach in security to the police communications officer.
- Maintain awareness of District activities occurring on school property after hours and perform special patrols during those events.
- Conduct intrusion system transmission tests for each school as assigned and report results to the on duty communications officer and on the daily patrol log.
- Report any road and weather conditions that may affect, disrupt or require a change in the transportation schedules or routine operation of the District.
- Perform routine daily patrol car servicing (gas, oil, tires, etc.) to ensure a proper functioning vehicle.
- Perform central alarm monitoring and dispatching as assigned.
- Assist other law enforcement agencies on campus when requested.
- Investigate violations of District rules and regulations when requested by District administration.
- Participate in administrative hearings concerning alleged violations.
- Provide police services at District sponsored events, on or off campus.
- Promptly refer non-district related criminal incidents to the proper agency having jurisdiction.
- Identify, locate, and report security problems or potential security problems.
- Prepare a written report of each incident or relevant observation that occurs on campus.
- Appear in court as a witness whenever summoned.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Texas Peace Officer License issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
- Valid Texas driver’s license.