Uniform Services Bureau
The Austin ISD Police Department consists of 78 sworn officers which include Chief of Police, Captain, three lieutenants, six Sergeants, six Corporals, forty-three SRO's and fifteen Patrol Officers.
The Uniform Services Bureau Lieutenants oversee AISD's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. The District's SRO Program is more than just "cops in schools." It clearly represents a partnership between the law enforcement community and AISD. The goal of this partnership is to provide a safe and secure learning and working environment for the districts' students, employees, and visitors. Currently, there are 43 School Resource Officers (SRO's) deployed through all secondary schools. The presence of an SRO serves to deter and disrupt criminal activities. School Resource Officers investigate all campus-based criminal activity and file charges with the appropriate court. Currently, most SRO's are also certified Mental Health Officers to provide emergency mental health assessments. Other Duties include the instruction of an elective course in Junior Police Academy, providing G.R.E.A.T. program instruction and educational presentations to students, staff, and parents. Each SRO is a vital part of their campus crisis management team and is responsible for the safety and security of their campus, which also requires extensive knowledge of neighboring communities. The SRO Division is divided into four sectors, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast.
The Uniformed Services Division Lieutenants also oversee the Patrol Division. The Patrol Division is a 24/7 operation 365 a year. The Patrol Division consists of 15 Patrol officers which include 2 K-9 officers. The Patrol Officers actively patrol the district 160 campuses and facilities covering 220 square miles. The officers also respond to calls for service involving transportation of students to and from school, as well as assist area law enforcement agencies and resource agencies as needed. The Day Patrol Officers are assigned 13-15 elementary schools within their area. Each Patrol Officer is responsible to provide a safe and secure learning and working environment for the Elementary Schools within the officer's assigned area. The Patrol Officer is also responsible for the instruction of the G.R.E.A.T. program and educational presentations to students, staff, and parents. Patrol officers assist the School Resource Officers assigned to the secondary campuses when additional officers are needed. The Patrol Division is divided into six areas within the 4 SRO sectors.