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School District Police Department New Agency Start-Up FAQ

This document addresses some common concerns you may have regarding school security and in-house police department development.


Tex. Edu. Code § 37.081(g): School District Peace Officers, School Resource Officers, and Security Personnel authorizes Texas public schools to establish and maintain law enforcement agencies/police departments for the employment of school district peace officers. 

We answer common questions about the start-up process, staffing, reporting structure, and officer training requirements.