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New School District Law Enforcement Agency Start-up Checklist

This checklist provides a high-level look at the steps districts should follow to start an in-house police department.


Developing a new school district law enforcement agency may seem like a daunting task. Before starting the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement application, it is important to get community input and conduct a needs assessment. This work will lead to passing a board resolution to start a law enforcement agency. This checklist outlines major tasks that need to be completed before starting an in-house police department in your district.

The new agency start-up toolkit digs deeper into the tasks outlined in this resource.