Most people don’t know that some of the most active members
of the HISD Police Department are younger than 6 years old, furry, and do their
part to keep the district safe.
The K-9 unit is a vital part of HISD’s Police Department,
with all police dogs trained to support and protect officers. The K-9s also
conduct area searches for drugs, weapons, or other contraband that may be on
school grounds or in district facilities.
“The K-9 unit has been around since the ‘90s,” HISD Police Sergeant
Tridung Tran said. “We started with two and now we’ve expanded to five K-9s.
They allow us to provide a better service to the district.”
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The Houston Independent School District Police Department has announced the winners of the third annual Police Appreciation Week art contest.
Fifth-grade artists were encouraged to showcase their talents with the department’s K-9 unit as the theme. Participants also explored other themes, including the importance of law enforcement and the different types of police officers.
The Houston Independent School District Police Department will be hosting an art contest on May 11-15 for Police Appreciation Week.
The department is asking third- through fifth-grade students to showcase their artistic skills on the theme of law enforcement. Some ideas may include:
- Highlighting any HISD campus officer, patrol officer, K-9, bike patrol, or honor guard
- Honoring a relative that is in law enforcement
- The importance of law enforcement
- The different types of police officers, such as federal, state, county or municipal
- Appreciation of any police occupations
- Entry qualifications to become a police officer