Posted Date: 10/01/2018
United ISD Police Chief Ray Garner welcomed five new police officers to the District’s police department during a special ceremony held at United ISD Police Headquarters.
Family members and visitors beamed with pride as Cristian Cardenas, Rolando Elizalde, Raul Madrigal, Ricardo Castro, and Alexis A. Lozano took their oaths and received their badges. Prior to the ceremony, Chief Garner took a few moments to reference the mission of the men and women who serve as police officers in the District. “Our District police officers are fully committed to protecting our schools, students, employees, teachers, and visitors. Our students are the future, and must be provided with a safe environment that is conducive to learning,” said Garner.
United ISD is the only public school district in Texas that has licensed police officers at all of its campuses. “At present, the District has 86 police officers who work closely with security personnel and local law enforcement. The addition of five new police officers helps to further strengthen security measures throughout the District” said Garner.
The United ISD Police Department is a specialized Police Department that utilizes multi-agency training, school resource officers, K9 detection dogs, continuous surveillance and premium technology to keep students, staff, teachers and district facilities safe and secure.