Manor ISD Board of Trustees votes to create police department for school district

Manor ISD is getting a new police department. Manor ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the creation of the Manor ISD Police Department during the board meeting on Monday, Oct. 28.

Manor ISD police will provide additional officers to support every campus with an increased presence, while also continuing to be good stewards of district funds. Manor ISD has begun the process of creating additional security to serve its nearly 10,000 students.

“This is long overdue,” said MISD Trustee Johnny Velasco, who also chairs the district’s Safety Committee. “Being a lifelong community member and seeing the growth in Manor, this is the right time. We do appreciate our partnership with TCSO and look forward to our new relationship with the Manor ISD Police.” 

Currently, MISD is under a contract that expires June of 2020 with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. “While we have appreciated our partnership with the TCSO, we are excited to get started with this new chapter of safety in Manor ISD,” said Dr. Dan Vera, MISD Assistant Superintendent of Operations. 

The newly created police department will allow for all 17 campuses to have additional flexibility in deploying officers in the event of a crisis.