Chief Ramon with officers attending TxSBLE conference in Corpus Christi
JISD Police Chief Teresa Ramon has been helping keep our students and staff safe for years now and her contributions to school safety even go beyond the district boundaries. Because of her impact here and beyond, at its recent state conference, the Texas School Based Law Enforcement (TxSBLE) recently awarded her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a pioneering award that recognizes law enforcement officers who have established and sustained efforts toward keeping schools safe and secure.
Chief Ramon has built her 20 year career not only around knowing the law as it applies to school safety, but also consideration and professionalism with student and staff that has been returned with deep appreciation and respect from them. She has been with Judson ISD for 14 years and even recently took her experience and perspective to the White House participating in a special panel discussion that focused on women and the criminal justice system. We congratulate Chief Ramon on this recognition and express thanks for all she has done for the safety of our campuses and her contributions to law enforcement.
Chief Ramon at White House earlier this year
JISD Police Chief Teresa Ramon
Since 2010 Judson ISD Chief of Police Teresa Ramon has been at the helm of the district's security efforts. Her work and attention to staff and students and their safety is what makes her standout among her peers. She has been recommended by her professional association to participate on a White House panel focusing on women and the criminal justice system on March 30th. Chief will bring a load of experience...20 years...to the panel and is currently serving as the 3rd Vice President of the National Board of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA). She is a great choice to serve on this White House panel and we know she will represent Judson ISD well. Congratulations.
There are some jobs that sometimes are both difficult and thankless...well students at Salinas Elementary School wanted to change that by saying thank you to local police officers. Salinas students made cards and staff whipped up some treats to area police departments to enjoy in honor of Police Appreciation Day. RTI Teacher Sara Lloyd organized the event and delivered the cards of thanks and the goodies to staff at Judson, UC, Converse, Live Oak and San Antonio Police Departments. You are appreciated for your service.
A fundamental element for effective learning is to make sure that students have a safe environment for instruction. That's at the heart of the 2015 School Based Law Enforcement Summit hosted by the Judson ISD Police Department at Wagner High School. School law enforcement members from around the state came to this event as a great training tool to look at new ways of addressing current and emerging safety and legal issues. The conference is developed and run by the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University and offers this free training that is specific to the school campus setting. Issues like Positive School Climate (anti-bullying), Gang Intervention and Inappropriate Relationships were just some of the topics on which the event focused.
The two day event is paid for by the Office of the Governor and Criminal Justice Division and is invaluable for school police departments to pick up knowledge, training and skills on procedures and best practices that can help keep campuses safe for all students. It's a great way to work toward a safe and successful school year.