The Austin (TX) Independent School District Police Department employs 76 full-time police officers, including 43 School Resource Officers (SROs), 8 Patrol Officers and, 4 Detectives. There are two SROs assigned to every high school campus and one SRO assigned to every middle school campus. The Patrol Officers primarily assist with calls for service and safety patrols at our elementary campuses, and supplement our secondary campuses as needed. The Department is divided into five bureaus. The North and South Uniform Services Bureaus are comprised of the SROs and Patrol Officers that provide law enforcement services to AISD campuses and communities, along with the Mental Health Unit, K9 Unit, and Courier Services. The Criminal Investigations Bureau assists with major crimes investigations, personnel investigations, and intelligence gathering for threats or other safety risks to the AISD community, along with the Digital Forensics and Evidence Divisions, and Body Camera Program. The Professional Standards Bureau is responsible for the oversight of the Training and Recruiting Division, the Texas Police Chief’s Accreditation and Recognition Program, Planning and Research, and Staff and Inventory Inspections. The Support Services Bureau is made up of primarily civilian personnel, including the Communications Division, Budget and Payroll, Data and Records, District ID Badges, and Security Guard personnel. The department employs 75 civilian staff, including dispatchers, office support staff, and unarmed security guard personnel. The department provides general law enforcement, security and safety services for Austin ISD year-round, and establishes strong working relationships with Austin area first responder agencies to provide the safest environment for our students, staff, and stakeholders.
The Austin ISD Police Department joined the Pink Patch Project in October 2019. Austin ISD Police Department officers are authorized to wear the Department’s pink patch on-duty from October 1st through October 31st each year. During that time, and only during that time while supplies last, our pink patch will be made available for purchase by donating to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas, a local non-profit organization offering programs and services free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer regardless of income, ethnicity, education, sexual orientation, or social support. For a minimum donation of $10 to BCRC, you can support their efforts and receive one of our limited pink patches. You will receive one pink patch for every $10 you donate (limit 5 per donor). Please contact one of our officers in person, or follow the link below to donate online, and a patch will be mailed to you.