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Wagner Hosts Statewide School Safety Summit

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. 




JISD Police Take On Bike Patrol

It's seen as a more efficient way of getting police presence where it's need at a time that it's needed.  Judson ISD Police are hitting the campuses on bicycles. The San Antonio Police department has had its bike patrol for years, in fact they helped train 8 JISD officers in this specialty patrol.  Bike patrol is a part of only a handful of San Antonio area school districts, but Chief Teresa Ramon says the two wheeled vehicles are a faster way of getting from point A to point B and improves visibility on campuses as well as big events like football games at Rutledge Stadium.  The department has 10 bikes and will use them at several campuses in a number of patrol uses.  You may think that riding a bike around is just a piece of cake, but there is important training that's specific to police work and just getting around safely through traffic and around crowds.  The Judson ISD Police Department is always looking at new methods to keep people safe so everyone can learn and enjoy what ?they are doing. 



Judson HS Place At Criminal Justice Competition

Congratulations goes out to the Judson High School Criminal Justice Competition Team who placed a number of students at the recent C.J. Regional Competition in Copperas Cove, TX.  You represented Judson ISD very well...Congratulations!

•    1st place Criminal Case Analysis-Shannon Andrews and Caitlyn Escobedo
•    1st place First Responder-Miguel Fuentes
•    1st place Bulletin Board-Caitlyn Escobedo and Naomi Ixpanel
•    2nd place Obstacle course-male-John Carron
•    3rd place Domestic Disturbance-Franklin Davis and Jessica Vasquez
•    3rd place Criminal Investigation(Forensics)-Alexandra Rodriguez, Alyssa Ambriz, and Genesis Sanchez
            Instructor A. Williams USN-Retired                                        Instructor J. Acosta

NEW LAW ALERT...Cell Phone Use On Campuses

...use of your cell phone in any way is prohibited in an active school zone, including  school property, while you are the operator of a motor vehicle.

Many of us have seen stories about not texting or talking on cell phones while driving...especially in school zones, but a new law is taking it a step further.  According to the Texas Traffic code 545.425, use of your cell phone in any way is prohibited in an active school zone, including school property, while you are the operator of a motor vehicle. Clarification by the Attorney General's Office explains the change means that if you are driving on to a campus, you should not to be talking, texting or otherwise using your cell phone (photos or games) during school zones hours, unless the vehicle is parked.  If you’re caught, you could be issued a citation. This will take effect September 1, 2013. That call or text may have to wait until you get out of the school zone.


National Police Week, Thank Our JISD Officers

Our Judson ISD police officers do a lot to help keep students and staff safe every day.  They work countless hours at all sorts of events, they keep our campuses secure, train for all sorts of situations and they put their own personal safety on the line when it's necessary. Other police departments in the city (including SAPD) and at other school districts know that our department and chief are always there to help and cooperate too. Make it a point to thank an officer for what they do every day.  It's a tough job, but the officers, including Chief Gonzales and Lt. Quiroga do it well.  Thank you!