The first-rate SISD police department is the third largest local law enforcement agency in the El Paso region with more than 60 police officers. A year before Texas HB3, which requires armed officers at all schools, Superintendent Dr. Nate Carman reorganized the SISD police department to assign a police officer to every campus. The SISD police force works in tandem with the district’s security officers to keep schools safe. SISD officers work collaboratively with city, county, and state agencies during emergency situations to ensure swift and appropriate action to protect our school communities.
The SISD police force fulfills its state requirements and more in its efforts to protect schools as it is equipped with specialty officers and units. The department has a fully trained SWAT team, an officer assigned to crisis negotiations, a traffic unit, a K-9 unit that is narcotics and weapons certified and a criminal investigation division. SISD detectives also are assigned to the El Paso Fusion Center, an all-crimes, all hazards tactical information and intelligence hub for the El Paso Police Department.
To protect officers and community members, the district is currently implementing body cameras and recently acquired body shields. The district received grants to fund the new equipment, which will provide more protection and transparency for police officers.