• Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Jurisdiction of the Spring ISD Police Department?

    Spring ISD police officers are sworn and commissioned peace officers licensed by the State of Texas. Spring ISD police officers have the full powers and duties of peace officers under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 2A. Spring ISD police officers may make arrests and enforce law--including traffic law--anywhere within Harris County, Texas. Spring ISD police officers CAN conduct traffic stops, enforce law, and make arrests both on and OFF Spring ISD property.

    How Many Spring ISD Police Officers are there?

    There are 75 sworn officers for the school district, including the Chief of Police. In addition to sworn officers, we have non-sworn personnel consisting of dispatchers, clerical staff and records clerks.

    Who do Spring ISD School District Officers work for?

    Spring ISD Officers work for the district that commissions them. Under the Education Code of the State of Texas, school district police officers are supervised by the Chief of Police of the school district. This matter falls under 37.081 of the Texas Education Code. The Police Chief answers to the Superintendent or his/her designee.

    What is the most common crime on campuses?

    Theft is the most common type of crime. Almost daily, someone leaves a valuable item (i.e.; cell phone/electronic/digital device) unattended when they go to the lunchroom, to an adjoining classroom, to get a cup of coffee or to make a phone call. Upon their return, the item is gone. Theft can be prevented. Please do not leave anything of value unattended. Not all persons attending schools or visiting our facilities are there for an education. If you see anyone suspicious, promptly call the Spring ISD Police Department.

    Can officers make my child get up and attend school?

    No, School refusal is when a child does not want to go to school, or is afraid to go to school, or refuses to go to school. Often these children will be sick or miserable in the mornings. They want to stay at home rather than go out and do other things.

    For helpful information on the subject select School refusal and truancy.

    How does someone report an incident?

    They may call the Spring ISD Police Dispatcher at (281) 891-6911, 24-hours a day. The report will be given to an officer who will respond to the matter.

    But I want to remain anonymous. What can I do?

    If you would like to give your anonymous tip over the telephone, please call our anonymous tip line at 281-891-TIPS (8477).

    Online and cell phone application reporting through both Crime Stoppers allows tipsters to give information, remain anonymous without the threat of retribution and receive cash rewards.