First of all, the Judson ISD and the JISD Police Department want to thank everyone who worked and contributed to the 2013 Yam Drive. It was bigger than we even imagined! This year's drive tripled the number of canned yams over last year. Get this, 6,282 cans of yams were collected district wide and I think Olympia Elementary is growing their own sweet potatoes because they came up with 2,195 cans alone to take first place. In fact, the Maintenance Department had to call in reinforcements just to haul them in. However, four other schools did a fantastic job too. Kirby Middle School collected 1,000 cans for 2nd place...Kitty Hawk 800 cans for 3rd place...Cresview ES with 698 for 4th place....and Wagner HS ROTC with 391 for 5th place. All these canned yams will go to supply the annual Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner that will provide a great holiday meal for some 25,000 senior citizens and needy families. Thank you everyone you are YAM-TASTIC.
They help keep us safe every day at Judson ISD. The JISD Police Department formed September 16, 1993...today the department celebrated its 20 years in existence with a nice reception at police headquarters. Members of different schools and district departments showed up for the morning reception to show their appreciation for what they do every day. From keeping campuses secure and safe to keeping departments updated with the changing laws, they are a valuable resource. The JISD Police has also forged a great reputation and relationship with other law enforcement agencies around the city and county which is an important link to our whole community's safety. Congratulations Chief and everyone in the department...we appreciate you.
When there is an emergency or crisis, getting timely help is always important. The Judson ISD Police Department has a commitment to continually look at and employ new ways to respond quickly and effectively. Officers recently completed a two day training session called Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) at Judson High School. It gave officers a chance to enhance and practice their skills in scenarios such as an active shooter, hostage negotiation, building searches, breaching points and team movements. This training was also attended by area police departments from Cibolo, Converse, Fort Sam Houston, Kirby, Schertz, Selma, Universal City and San Antonio.
Officers Mayfield, Day, Martinez, Pittman, Clark, Kelley, Rocha, C. Martinez (not pictured) and Resendis attended the training.