AISD Police is divided into five bureaus:
Uniform Services Bureau
The uniform services bureau oversees the Austin ISD school resource officer program and the patrol division.
- School Resource Officers help provide a safe and secure environment for AISD students, employees and visitors by deterring and disrupting criminal activities. Many SROs are certified mental health officers who provide emergency mental health assessments. All SROs are a vital part of their campus crisis management teams and are responsible for the safety and security of their campuses, which also requires extensive knowledge of neighboring communities.
- Patrol officers actively patrol campuses and facilities, respond to calls for service involving transportation of students to and from school and assist area law enforcement agencies as needed. Each patrol officer is responsible for providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for the elementary schools within their assigned area. Patrol officers assist SROs assigned to secondary campuses when additional officers are needed.
- The Austin ISD K-9 Unit, established in 2000, has one narcotics detection team. K-9 officers and their handlers regularly appear at civic organizations; visit campuses to educate and demonstrate their abilities to students; provide patrol support for athletics and special events; and conduct sniffs for items on campus. To schedule a canine presentation for your organization or campus, please call AISD Police at 512-414-1703, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current K-9 Officer: Officer Lucca is a 3-year-old golden retriever who joined the department in 2017. Lucca is trained in the detection of illegal narcotics. Lucca's handler is Officer Daryl Seagrave, who has been with the department since January 2015.
Special Operations Bureau
The special operations bureau is responsible for the oversight of the investigations division, police communications, courier services, training/recruiting and the joint juvenile gang intervention unit.
- Criminal Investigations Unit oversees investigations of incidents and offenses occurring on district property, personnel investigations for the human resources department, internal investigations of department officers and allegations of child abuse occurring on AISD property.
- Communications Center provides a communication hub for the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including monitoring and dispatch of security, surveillance and fire alarm systems.
- Courier Division is responsible for the collection, safeguard and delivery of district funds when they have to be transferred between AISD schools/facilities. The courier division is also responsible for the delivery of all court and law enforcement–related documents throughout Travis County.
- Training Division is responsible for training all officers to meet Texas Commission on Law Enforcement–required standards and mandates, as well as for the recruitment and selection of new officers.
- Joint Juvenile Gang Intervention Unit consists of four detectives—two assigned from AISD Police and two assigned from the Austin Police Department. The unit is responsible for the prevention of juvenile gang activity, and for educating students and families to prevent them becoming involved in gang activity. To schedule a presentation for your group or organization, email email@example.com.
Emergency management staff are responsible for making sure that AISD is prepared for any emergency that might happen on a campus or at a facility. These staff undertake risk assessments, provide training and drills, help coordinate AISD's critical incident actions with local, regional, state and federal partners in the event of an emergency, and work to facilitate recovery once the event is over.
Administrative services staff support the day-to-day operation of the department, taking reports by phone, processing crime reports and supporting our officers in the course of their work.
To obtain a copy of a report, a request must be made in writing. The easiest way is to email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a standard waiting period of 10 business days to locate and prepare the report for release. You will be notified when the report is ready and when and where it can be retrieved. Please note that information related to a case still under investigation or pending court cannot be released, and some cases are ineligible for release.
Life Safety Systems
Life Safety Systems is the name given to equipment such as fire alarm and sprinkler systems, building intruder alarms and video systems that is installed to increase the safety of building occupants.
Life safety systems technicians are responsible for the testing and inspecting the systems installed at AISD facilities, and keeping them in working order. AISD fire alarm, fire sprinkler, kitchen suppression, building intrusion and video systems are monitored by the AISD dispatch center, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.