The Texas City Independent School District contracts with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement services to the district so that TCISD can provide a safe learning environment for students and staff.
The mission of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office School Liaison Division is to provide a safe, secure and positive learning environment through collaboration with educators, students, parents and local governments, while maintaining knowledgeable, innovative and highly trained law enforcement personnel capable of adapting to changing educational and community needs.
The School Liaison Program views safety and security as a partnership that requires the active participation and cooperation of those who are served as well as to who provides the service. We maintain a balance between offering a safe quality educational environment and maintaining a law enforcement presence.
Under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Title I Chapter 2 Sections 2.12, 2.13, and under the Occupations Code, Title 10, Subchapter M, Section 1701.601, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office School Liaison Officer’s are authorized to operate and enforce criminal and traffic laws within the Texas City Independent School District.
The department is staffed by licensed and commissioned peace officers. Officers have assignments to every campus in the District. All police officers have completed their training at a state-approved police academy and have the same authority and power as any other police agency within the State of Texas. Officer’s enforce all applicable federal, state, county and city laws as well as school district regulations.