Bastrop ISD PD
In an effort to increase safety and security options within the district, BISD took the first step to starting its own police department by submitting the required paperwork to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) July 15. In August, the Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Memorandums of Understanding with the City of Bastrop Police Department (BPD) and the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). The agreements provide for dispatch services, mutual aid and shared responsibilities between the three departments.
The Bastrop ISD police department is made up of several police officers, a police dog, and truancy officers. In addition to enforcing laws and providing a safe environment, ISD police officers can serve as role models and mentors for students. Interaction with students is important, and veteran police officers bring job experience, professional training and life experiences that are beneficial to students.