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Meet the HISD Police Department’s first female Asian officer

Houston ISD police officer Minhnguyet "Nicky" Tran poses for a photograph at Chavez High School, October 24, 2014. (Dave Einsel / Houston ISD)

Officer Nicky Tran

It’s been several months since Minhnguyet “Nicky” Tran was sworn in as a police officer for the Houston Independent School District Police Department. Currently working at Chavez High School, the University of Houston graduate made history by becoming HISD PD’s first female Asian police officer. Tran says she remains committed to community policing and in keeping students and district employees safe on a daily basis. She talks about who inspired her to join HISD PD, and some of her experiences since joining the only accredited public school district police department in the nation.

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HISD Police Department accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Staff and personnel from the Houston Independent School District Police Department got cold and soaked on Friday after participating in the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

With the help of students from Lanier Middle School and a donation of buckets from Home Depot, members from the department gladly accepted the challenge from the neighboring Spring ISD Police Department. Continue reading

K9 unit within HISD’s patrol division sniffs out trouble

Sasha spends most of her work day sniffing around HISD schools, searching for anything that doesn’t belong – drugs, weapons or suspects.

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HISD Police Department to participate in TxDOT’s ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

The Houston Independent School District Police Department is teaming up with local and state law enforcement agencies and the Texas Department of Transportation for the 13th annual “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign to increase seat belt use among motorists.

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HISD Police Department swears in six new officers, promotes two sergeants

PD_promotionFamily, friends and fellow law enforcement personnel gathered at HISD police headquarters on Monday to celebrate the promotion of two sergeants and the swearing-in of six new police officers.

The police department held the ceremony to mark the beginning of a law enforcement career with the district. For some of the new officers, this won’t be their first time serving as a police officer and have had prior careers with HPD, Cypress ISD and Spring ISD.

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HISD Police Department hosts candidate screening event

About 35 candidates set out on Tuesday to prove they have just what it takes to serve with HISD’s Police Department.

The department held the latest candidate screening event at its headquarters in hopes of selecting the best applicants for police officers, security officers, and police dispatcher personnel.

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Community Partners Provide Male Mentors for Students

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District kicks off new initiative with HPD and Metro police while celebrating fifth year of Real Men Read

Having a male role model can make a significant impact on the academic and social well-being of a child. Sadly, many students at HISD lack a prominent male figure in their lives. 

 Fortunately, HISD has several longstanding and new partnerships within the Houston community that are helping to give students a male mentor. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, officers from the Houston, HISD, and Metro Police departments gathered at Peck Elementary to kick off a new initiative that provides male police officers as role models and mentors for students.

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HISD Introduces New Breakfast and Lunch Initiative with Houston ISD Police Department

Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier today introduced a new breakfast and lunch initiative with the HISD Police Department. Dr. Grier made the announcement during his visit to Billy Reagan K-8 Educational Center to kick off the first day of classes for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Beginning Tuesday, August 28, HISD police officers will eat breakfast and lunch with students at various elementary and middle school campuses. The officers will participate in the program during their normal patrol hours when time permits. While on campus the HISD police officers will also meet with administrators and will conduct safety and security checks.

River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram President Alan Helfman initially approached HISD Police Chief Jimmy L. Dotson about the idea and is pleased the program is becoming a reality. “I have been passionate about this idea for several years and I’m pleased that it is finally coming to fruition. It’s wonderful that the officers will have another way to serve as role models and mentors for our children,” said Helfman.

Chief Dotson believes the officers’ presence will also boost the sense of security at HISD campuses. “The Houston ISD Police Department is committed to keeping our students safe and this new innovative program will provide a unique opportunity for our officers to continue to protect our campuses while reaching out to the students” said Dotson.

Dr. Grier also invited law enforcement officers from the many agencies operating within HISD to grab lunch or breakfast inside the schools in the neighborhoods they serve. “In HISD we are committed to providing every child with a rigorous education in a safe environment. Children learn best when they have been fed a nutritious meal and when they feel safe,” said Grier.

The Crime Stoppers Safe School program is also lending its support to the new initiative. The program will be funded by the HISD Police Association.