The Killeen ISD Police Department is committed to protecting our future by providing a safe and positive educational environment for students, staff, and other shareholders in order for students to learn at their maximum potential.
License and Certified Law Enforcement Agency
In 1989, the Killeen Independent School District established the district's police departments to provide law enforcement services to the district's two high schools. The department has since grown from 2 officers to 26 officers including the Chief of Police. Officers are licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and have police powers on district property and within the district's boundaries. These officers provide police services for all KISD schools and departments located in Killeen, Harker Heights, and Nolanville. The District schools on Fort Hood are supported by the Ft. Hood Military Police.
During the school day, officers are assigned to various campuses or patrol to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors. In addition, officers provide law enforcement services throughout the district at various extracurricular events and programs.
It is the policy of the Killeen Independent School District (KISD) Police Department to manage its employees and resources in a manner that maximizes departmental operations, efficiency and service while supporting the mission of the organization. The officers of the Department are dedicated to a set of values which will guide the agency in providing a quality education for all stakeholders.
Killeen ISD Police Department
The primary duties of District police officers shall be to perform law enforcement functions for the District that aid in protecting the safety and welfare of any person engaged in the educational process within the police officer's jurisdiction and in protecting the property, real and personal, of the District. In performance of these primary duties, police officers shall first attend to protecting persons and assets on school-owned property, and second, shall attend to protecting students, school personnel, and District personal property (assets) off District property but within the jurisdiction of the police officers.
Officers at the Killeen ISD Police Department are committed to creating a safe working and educational environment and protecting our future by providing diverse services to our community. Our officers are committed to building positive lasting partnerships with our students and community. Therefore, we always look for the best qualifying applicants willing to dedicate themselves to professional public service, becoming a member of the KISD family, and positively affecting students' lives, staff, and the community.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years related experience in law enforcement (preferred).
- OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
- Must be willing to work extended hours, weekends, and holidays as required. Must possess proficient Computer Skills, including experience in Windows and Microsoft Office.
- FIREARMS QUALIFICATIONS:
- Must be able to qualify with assigned FIREARMS. Qualification is in accordance with Texas Commission On Law Enforcement (TCOLE) standards.
- LANGUAGE SKILLS:
- The ability to read, write and interpret documents such as policies, rules, law books, and procedure manuals. The ability to write essential reports and correspondence. The ability to speak effectively before members of the board of trustees, administrators, teachers, students, parents, law enforcement agencies, and the general public.
- MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
- The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- REASONING ABILITY:
- The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. The ability to exercise discretion between ethnic and cultural differences.
- CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:
- Valid Texas Peace Officer's License and a valid Texas Driver's license.
Phase 1 – Oral Interview Board
Phase 2 – Interview with the Chief
Phase 3 – Physical Agility Test
Phase 4 – Background Investigation
REQUEST FOR EMPLOYMENT AND ELIGIBILITY POOL
Applicants who complete all phases of the hiring process will receive
- A Request for Employment made by the Killeen ISD Human Resources Department and
- Will be selected based on which applicants will best serve the district's stakeholders and the Department's Mission Statement.
- If selected, the applicant will be sworn in as a police officer for the Killeen ISD Police Department by the Chief of Police. Applicants will then be placed into a mandatory Field Training Program based on their experience. Depending on the District and Department's needs, officers will be assigned to a High School, a Middle School, or Patrol. All new hire officers will be on probationary status for the first year after the hire date.