Frequently Asked Questions
Are Klein ISD School Police Officers really Police Officers?
Yes, Klein ISD Police Officers are really Police Officers. They are commissioned by the Board of Trustees of the District. The authority to commission police officers comes from the Texas Education Code under section 37.081. The Board of Trustees sets the jurisdiction and scope of duties for school district police. School District police are authorized to enforce all laws and may arrest individuals found in violation of those laws. Additionally, officers may write citations for appropriate offenses that are covered by State law including offenses listed in the Texas Education Code. These citations are filed with the appropriate Justice of the Peace.
Who do Klein School District Officers work for?
Klein 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 district. This matter falls under 37.081 of the Texas Education Code. The Police Chief answers to the Superintendent or his/her designee.
What do Klein School District Officers do?
Klein ISD Officers answer calls for service as well as other functions. Some officers are assigned to a particular campus. Others work out of their patrol vehicle and respond to calls in various locations throughout the district. Officers perform traditional enforcement duties, are involved with prevention and education strategies of the district.
What do I do about bullies?
It's unfortunate that anyone should have to deal with a bully. If you do encounter a bully, don't confront them, but report the incident directly to your teacher/principal.
How does someone report an incident?
They may call the Klein ISD Police Dispatcher at (832) 249-4266, 24-hours a day. The report will be given to an officer who will respond to the matter.
The Klein ISD Police Department is here to serve the education of our youth and maintain an appropriate learning environment for the protection of students, employees and property of the Klein Independent School District.