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JISD Police Chief Ramon Called

To The White House

By Student Reporter Jennifer Gutierrez (contribution by Steve Linscomb)

On November 22, 2010, Teresa

Ramon was announced as chief of

police, becoming the first Hispanic

female in Bexar county to attain

this position.

Now, Chief Ramon is making an impact in Washing-

ton D.C. She was nominated by the professional law

enforcement agency she belongs to, the Hispanic

American Police Command Officers Association, to

serve on a White House Advisory Panel. The group’s

focus was to discuss the state of women in the criminal

justice system.

Chief Teresa Ramon, with

nineteen years of law en-

forcement experience, en-

joys her job as the chief of

police for Judson ISD. De-

spite her busy schedule, she

still finds time to give back

to the community.

One of her job duties is to

ensure a safe and secure

environment for all JISD

properties, which includes

school campus and district

facilities.

“[It was an] opportunity of

a lifetime,” Ramon said.

In the beginning of her career,

Ramon started off in the Alamo

Community Colleges as a dis-

patcher, where she was given an

opportunity to go to college. Ra-

mon received an Associates in

Criminal Justice. She later en-

rolled in the police academy,

graduating in 1995.

After working 9 months at San Antonio Police Depart-

ment as a 911 dispatcher, Ramon searched for posi-

tions available for police officers. One came up in the

Northside ISD police department, where she worked

roughly six years.

In 2003, Ramon transferred to Judson PD as project

coordinator, teaching sixth graders about culture diver-

sities, making good choices, and ultimately giving

those students an

opportunity to work

with their campus

officers.

From there, Ramon

became lead officer,

corporal and a ser-

geant.

“It’s great and it’s

taken a while,” Ra-

mon said. “It’s tak-

en me some time to

still feel the effect

of being one of 32

females in the state of Texas that are police chiefs.”

On November 22, 2010, Ramon was announced as

chief of police, becoming the first Hispanic female in

Bexar county to attain this position.

“It took some time, but me being me, always network-

ing and making people feel comfortable around me, it

didn’t take too long for people to understand that, yes,

there was a female in this position,”

Chief Ramon said.

It was a process and along the way it

let everyone know that she could

handle the job. With time people

became comfortable with her and

she had great support of the admin-

istration and the superintendent.

And today, the new superintendent,

Dr. Montoya, a reserve peace officer in the state of

Texas, is fully supportive of our chief of police.

“[Having] a supervisor that understands law enforce-

ment makes our job a little bit easier,” Ramon said.

Chief Ramon at White House

West Wing

Chie Ramon with Student reporter

“It’s taken me some time

to still feel the effect of

being one of 32 females in

the state of Texas that are

police chiefs.”