Our vision is to serve as a role model for school-based law enforcement services in the State of Texas, through innovative and specialized programs to meet the needs of the students and staff.
Our mission is to safeguard the learning environment to ensure our students have the ability to achieve their dreams.
Service / Collaboration / Accountability / Respect
The Police Department will lead the way by valuing Service, Collaboration, Accountability, and Respect. We will monitor our success daily on how well our output aligns with the district's mission.
The Spring ISD Police Department was established in 1991 by Chief Alan Bragg at what is currently the site of the Spring ISD Distribution Center on Kuykendahl Road. As growth outpaced available space, Spring ISD bought and renovated a vacant cable company building at 210 North Forest Drive.; this facility would become the second home of the Spring ISD Police Department.
Over two decades, Chief Bragg brought school safety and security to students and staff including the inception of the agency's K-9 program.
Chief Bragg retired in 2012, and leadership was passed on to Chief Victor Mitchell. Chief Mitchell expanded the leadership staff, added officer positions and sought efficiency through conversion of the communications and dispatch function from commissioned officers to professional civilian dispatchers. The agency earned the distinction of being recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association in 2017. As the department continued to grow, the facilities again became inadequate, and in 2018, the agency moved to its third home at 420 Lockhaven Drive.
Chief Mitchell retired in 2019 and the district conducted a region-wide search for a new leader, finally appointing Kenneth L. Culbreath as the new Chief of Police of the department.
Shortly after selecting Chief Culbreath, the district consolidated responsibilities for emergency management and school safety within the police department to promote greater efficiency and results. This new responsibility was quickly tested with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which halted school operations and required officers to quickly learn and perform duties conducting contact tracing.
The growth precedent of the department has continued under Chief Culbreath with expansion of the K-9 program to four dogs total- including what is believed to be Texas's first school district police therapy dog and handler- inception of the Real-time Safety Center to leverage hundreds of live closed-circuit camera feeds to be better responds to incidents, and the establishment of the crime analysis section.
After a highly competitive selection and recruitment process, the Spring Independent School District announced the appointment of its new Police Chief, Matthew Rodrigue, effective July 2023.