Angleton ISD Police Department
"Prevention through Education"
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Angleton ISD Police Department
The Angleton ISD Police Departments mission statement is to create a safe learning environment conducive for the best education of its students and safety of all Angleton ISD.
The Angleton ISD Police Department’s motto is “Prevention through Education”. Angleton ISD PD was created in 1997 after the school district believed there was a need to employ police officers within the school setting instead of hiring outside agencies to patrol the school grounds.
The AISD PD currently is a 12 person department. There are 8 certified peace officers and 4 civilians. The department has a working Chief of Police (1). In addition to administration duties, the chief also responds to calls for service. There is a certified telecommunications officer (2) which dispatches and documents all calls for service. There are 6 certified peace officers (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) which patrol and respond to calls for service in the district. These officers have the same police powers and arrest powers as all other officers within the State of Texas. Of the six officers, one is a sergeant which assists in the daily supervision of the other five officers, one is a canine officer, and four are patrol officers. The canine is certified in the detection of narcotics. In 2010, AISD PD acquired three school crossing guard positions (9, 10, 11). AISD PD also employees one part-time officer (12) and has openings for four more part-time officers. In 2010, the AISD PD created the “Event Support Staff” which consisted of 20+ persons that assist at any type of event, concert, and educational program to support the working officers.
The AISD PD hours of operations for patrol officers are from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Monday through Friday during the school year. AISD PD hours of operations for dispatch are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday during the school year as well. The department has an officer assigned for call outs as needed. During the summer months, AISD PD extends its hours of operation into the evening and increases the patrol duties to safeguard the assets of the district. These hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The AISD PD headquarters is housed in the center of the Angleton High School. The Chief and the dispatcher are responsible for truancy within the district. This includes the filing of truancy cases and working closely with the local Justice of the Peace in the disposition of these cases. The Sgt. and one officer are assigned to the High School campus. One officer is assigned to the Accelerated Choice Education/Student Alternative Center campus. The remaining three officers are assigned to the six elementary schools and share duties at the Junior High school. All officers rotate to a new campus each six weeks which requires different types of duties and responsibilities. In the dispatch center located at the high school, there are approximately 27 monitors for 542 recording cameras in the school district. The dispatcher watches the monitors for inappropriate behavior and security/safety issues.
The AISD PD works very closely with the transportation department as to assist with unruly bus students and provide traffic control when necessary for the buses. On the educational campuses the officers provide support to the all the principals as needed, continual educational programs as well as continuously monitoring the safety of the campuses.
AISD PD has a four basic philosophy in the approach to school-based law enforcement. The first is a reactive approach. This is when the department investigates a past criminal offense and takes appropriate action. The second is a pro-active approach where the department takes the initiative by utilizing preventive measures before something happens. The third is education. The department is continuously educating students and teaching classes about truancy, drugs, and alcohol issues throughout the year. The fourth is helping those in need to find a drug and alcohol treatment program for at risk students.
The AISD PD is considered to be a “support” department for the entire district’s 6,500 plus students and approximately 850 plus employees.
AISD PD is proud and feels very privileged to be the Law Enforcement Agency that protects our students and staff.