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- Are Conroe ISD Police real police officers, or are they security guards?
- Can you arrest people away from the school campus?
- Can a Conroe ISD Police Officer issue a ticket off school properties?
Police Officers or Security Guards?
The Texas Education Code, Chapter 37.081 gives the local Boards of Education the authority to establish a School District Police Department. Police Officers employed by the Conroe ISD are Texas Certified police officers pursuant to Article 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures and Chapter 37.081 of the Texas Education Code.
Arrest People Off School Properties?
The Texas Education Code authorizes the local Board of Education to define the jurisdiction of its School District Police Department. Our Conroe ISD Board of Education established the jurisdiction of the School District Police Department as including all territory within the geographical boundaries of the District and all property real or personal, outside the geographical boundaries of the District that is owned, leased, rented by or otherwise under the District's control. Our jurisdiction travels with any and all Conroe ISD students and employees during all times that they are engaged in school district sanctioned events.
Issue Tickets Off School Properties?
As a certified police officer, a Conroe ISD Police Officer has the duty and responsibility to take the appropriate action when observing or obtaining information that a violation of a Federal, State or local statute has occurred. It is the School District Police Departments primary responsibility to have our officers concentrate their efforts on our campuses and school zones.