Austin ISD Police Department
Mission Statement: The Officers of the Austin ISD Police Department are committed to creating a safe educational environment and protecting our future by providing a diverse level of service, utilizing problem solving techniques, and embracing lasting partnerships for all students, staff, and the community.
The Austin ISD Police Department employs 82 full-time police officers, including 43 School Resource Officers (SROs), 8 Patrol Officers and, 4 Detectives. There are two SROs assigned to every high school campus and one SRO assigned to every middle school campus. The Patrol Officers primarily assist with calls for service and safety patrols at our elementary campuses, and supplement our secondary campuses as needed.
The department also employs 15 civilian staff, including dispatchers, office support staff, evidence technicians, and data clerks. The department provides general law enforcement, security and safety services for Austin ISD year-round, and establishes strong working relationships with Austin area first responder agencies to provide the safest environment for our students, staff, and stakeholders.
With the introduction of Texas House Bill 3 on September 1st, 2023, the Austin ISD School Board voted to hire additional Austin ISD Police Officers in order to comply with the law. This includes Austin ISD Police Officers who will be assigned to all campuses across the District where students are present, along with the additional sworn and non-sworn staff needed to support them. As such, the Austin ISD Police Department is currently hiring for multiple positions, and encourage those interested to visit our Recruitment page or contact our Recruiting Division at 512-414-1129, or firstname.lastname@example.org.