Posted Date: 04/11/2019
United ISD Police Chief Ray Garner and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos welcomed five new police officers to the District’s police department during a special ceremony at United ISD Police Headquarters. Family members and visitors beamed with pride as Alejandro Martinez, Yolanda Ramos, Armando Rodriguez, Maria Salas, and Marco Dominguez 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.
Superintendent Santos followed Chief Garner’s remarks by stating that 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 over 86 police officers and more than 130 security guards 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 Santos.
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.