Klein Isd Police Department Command Staff
Chief of Police
Chief David Kimberly has served the citizens of Klein ISD as a district police officer since 1995. Prior to working for the Klein ISD Police Department, Chief Kimberly worked for the Montgomery County Constables Office Pct. 4. In his tenure with the Klein ISD Police Department, he has worked at all levels of the department including: Patrol Officer, Campus Officer, Sergeant, and Captain. He was promoted to the rank of Chief in February of 2014. His experience of working through the ranks of Klein ISD has contributed to the vast amount of expertise he brings to the day-to-day operations of the department.
Chief Kimberly holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from American Intercontinental University and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University. In addition, he also holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and is a certified Texas Commission On Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Instructor.
Chief Kimberly has over 4200 TCOLE training hours. These hours include topics such as conducting Safety and Security Audits, Threat Assessment training, Active Shooter Response training, National Incident Management training, Technical Emergency Response Training (TERT) with live chemical agents, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and multiple Command Leadership courses.
Chief Kimberly is an active member in the Texas ISD Chiefs’ Association, Houston Area Police Chiefs’ Association, Harris County Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers of Houston, Mothers against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and the Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council.
"As a school district police administrator, I recognize the need for a school district police department to follow a philosophy that is integrated with the district’s core values and beliefs. A positive relationship between the community, school administration and the police department is paramount to ensuring a safe and secure environment for the educational process. I believe that today’s school district police officer is safeguarding the community’s future.”
Jennifer starting working for Klein ISD in August of 2008 as a substitute teacher. A year later, she became an Assistant Principal's Secretary at Benfer Elementary in Klein ISD where she stayed until October of 2015. In November of 2015 she started working for the Klein ISD Police Department as Chief David Kimberly’s Secretary.
As the Administrative assistant to the Chief of Police where her responsibilities include administrative requests from the Chief of Police, human resources, accounts payable, and ordering/receiving for the department.
Captain Jon Turner became a member of the Klein I.S.D. Police Department in December 2009 as a Sergeant. Captain Turner was promoted to Captain in March of 2014. Captain Turner began his career in law enforcement with the Spring ISD Police Department as a campus officer and K9 handler. Captain Turner then joined the Conroe ISD Police as a campus officer and later promoted to Corporal.
Captain Turner currently supervises the North Division Operation, Communication Division, Backgrounds and Recruiting.
Captain Turner holds a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Captain also has a TCOLE Instructor, TCOLE Special Investigator, TCOLE Cybercrime Investigator certifications. Captain Turner is a Field Training Officer and has also received training in, TAHN & FBI Hostage & Crisis Negotiation, LEMIT Command Staff Leadership, INCOSIT Incident Command Procedures.
Captain James C. Andrew joined the Klein I.S.D. Police Department in February 2001. Captain Andrew has proudly served the students, employees and citizens of Klein I.S.D. He also honorably served in the United States Army Reserves before beginning his law enforcement career. During his tenure with Klein I.S.D. Police Department, he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Dispatch Sergeant and Patrol Sergeant.
Captain Andrew was promoted to the rank of Captain in March of 2014. He is currently over the South Patrol Division and is the Department Training Coordinator.
Captain Andrew has accumulated almost 1900 TCOLE training hours. Some of these specialized trainings include; Police Instructor, Firearms Instructor, ALERRT Instructor, Tactical Baton Instructor and Tactical Handcuff Instructor. He presently holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certification.
Captain Andrew is currently attending LoneStar College pursuing a Degree in Criminal Justice.
“A united front between the faculty, administration and community is a key factor in the job we perform as school-based law enforcement officers. As officers, our job is to enforce law, but we are much more than this. We are mentors to our students, as well as their protectors, providing them with a safe and secure environment conducive to learning.”
Sergeant James Barr joined the Klein ISD Police Department in January of 1997. He has over 17 years of law enforcement experience. He also honorably served in the United States Marine Corps.
Sergeant Barr began his Law Enforcement career at the Klein ISD Police Department and has worked at numerous levels of the department including: Patrol Officer, Attendance Officer, Campus Officer, Firearm Instructor, and Sergeant. His experience has contributed to the vast amount of knowledge he brings to the day-to-day operations of the department.
Throughout his career Sergeant Barr has collected several specialized training certificates such as Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and ALERRT Instructor.
Sergeant E. Bryan Robinson joined Klein I.S.D. Police Department in July 2010. His law enforcement career began with the Houston Police Department in March 1985, where he served until retiring in April 2009. During his time with HPD, he worked at North East Patrol for 8 years, Robbery Division for 1.5 years and promoted to sergeant in November 1994. He served as a night shift sergeant at Central Patrol, DWI Task Force and Radar Task Force.
Sergeant Robinson hold a master peace officer certification, is a basic instructor, SFST instructor, Drug Recognition Expert, field training officer and evaluator with over 3200 hours on training. Sergeant Robinson promoted February 2017, currently overseeing district 5, Klein Oak High School as well as the other schools that are in District 5.
Natalie Van Der Dys
Sergeant Natalie Van Der Dys joined Klein ISD Police Department in June 2008. She graduated from the Montgomery County Sheriffs Police Academy in 2007. She has approximately 8 years of law enforcement experience and currently holds her Advanced Peace Officer License through TCOLE. She was selected for Officer of the Year in 2013, received an award from the Northwest Chamber of Commerce for Officer of the Month, was a co-recipient of the KISD Police Chief's Initiative award in 2016, and also won a grant in 2016 for the Leadership Academy program.
Sergeant Van Der Dys has received Certifications in Police Bike Officer, Field Training Officer, and has numerous training hours in gang investigations. Sgt. Van Der Dys also works as a Liaison with neighboring police agencies, is a SAFIC Investigator, is a gang investigator and is one of the lead instructors for HB 2684 school based law enforcement training course for the department.
Sergeant Van Der Dys is a graduate from Sam Houston State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (2006).
Sergeant Nathan Polansky has been with the Klein ISD Police department since January 2007 and has over 14 years of law enforcement experience. Sergeant Polansky currently holds an Advanced Peace Officer certification and is one of three lead instructors for the HB 2684 school based law enforcement training course. Sergeant Polansky is a Certified Computer Forensic Investigator, oversees the Departments Field Training Program and is the Custodian of Property/Evidence.
Sergeant Carlos Palos joined Klein ISD Police Department in January 2013. He is a native of Houston, Texas. He graduated from Lone Star Community College police academy in 2007. He began his Law Enforcement career as a reserve deputy with Harris County Precinct 6 Constable’s office in 2008. He commenced his career in school based Law Enforcement when he became a full-time police officer in 2010 with Alief ISD Police Department as a patrol man. As opportunity arose, he pursued an employment opportunity with the Klein ISD Police Department and was hired on as a patrolman in 2013. He holds an advanced peace officer certification, is a certified basic instructor, field training officer, Klein Police advisory committee member and has acquired over 2500 hours of training. Through the help of God and aspirations in leadership, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant of police with Klein ISD in April 2017. He oversees the evening and night shift patrol officers.
Denise began her tenure with Klein Independent School District in 1983. She served as the Administrative assistant to the Chief of Police where her responsibilities include administrative requests from the Chief of Police, human resources, accounts payable, and ordering/receiving for the department.
Denise currently supervises eleven employees in the Communications Center. Prior to her current role, Denise held positions with KISD in the dispatch office and over ten years in the transportation department driving a bus for the Special Education and Hearing Impaired students.