A Message from Chief Rider

Hello Fort Bend ISD students, staff and families! As we approach the final weeks of the first semester, I want to share some helpful information, safety tips and celebrate a few highlights from our department.  

As you are aware, the Board of Trustees called for a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE). If you have not attended one of the information sessions hosted by the district, I encourage you to click the link below which provides helpful resources and a general overview of the VATRE.

On behalf of the FBISD Police Department, thank you for your continued support and partnership and I wish each of you a great finish to the semester.

Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) Information

Learn more about the VATRE

FBISD alumni who now serve in our department

The FBISD Police Department prides itself on building positive relationships with our community members. A total of 21 of our officers and civilian employees are FBISD graduates who now serve our students, staff and communities. These "homegrown" men and women have a unique understanding of FBISD that helps them relate to our students as we build trust. 

New weapon detection system pilot program 

In August, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of eight weapon detection systems that are being used at athletic events. These portable devices were launched in early October and used during Homecoming football games and can be relocated to other district venues as needed. We are thankful for our community's support as we honor and prioritize our commitment to safety while allowing people to pass through with limited delay and disruption. 

We are mentors in the community

The FBISD Police Department actively participates in the Department of Collaborative Communities All-In Mentoring Program. This program is designed to provide literacy support for elementary-age students. This year, we have seven team members who work directly with his or her assigned student each week to develop reading skills. We are proud of our team members who go above and beyond to make a positive impact in the life of a student.

Winter safety reminders and checklist

National First Responders Day 

October 28 was National First Responders Day. Congress declared this day to recognize the police, firefighters, EMTs, and all of the men and women who are first on the scene to assist the public and ensure the safety of their communities during stressful situations. 

Thank you to all of the schools that recognized our officers for their commitment to keep our schools and surrounding areas safe each and every day.

What is Standard Response Protocol (SRP)?

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based on the response to any given situation that requires an emergency response at an FBISD campus or district facility. SRP uses specific and intentional vocabulary. The premise is simple - these five specific actions can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a "Term of Art" and is then followed by a "Directive." All FBISD schools use the SRP and perform regularly scheduled drills with students and staff. 

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School Resource Officer Spotlight

Officer Danay Zavala

Campus: George Bush High School

Officer Zavala is entering her third year as a School Resource Officer in FBISD. With three years of experience in law enforcement, Officer Zavala is a valuable member of the Police Department and is influential in the lives of the students at Bush High School. When asked why she enjoys being an SRO, Officer Zavala replied, "As a police officer, I strive to be a positive role model, not only for our students but also our community. Most people's perception of law enforcement begins at an early age. I value being able to redirect them while building trust and relationships each day and providing a safe environment for students to learn and grow." 

Upcoming Events  

  • January 9: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • April 9 -15: National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
  • April 30: National DEA Takeback Day
  • May 14 -20: National Police Week 

Our Mission

To provide a safe environment in and around our schools and district facilities while serving as educators and building positive relationships with our students, staff, and families. 

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