• Parents on Patrol (POPS)


    Santa Fe I.S. D. Police Department

    Parents on Patrol Program


    The Santa Fe I.S.D. Police Department's Parents on Patrol Squad (POPS) is a volunteer program designed to involve parents in the safety and security of our schools. A goal of the program is to promote inclusion of parents as stakeholders in their children's educational experience.


    The POPS program encourages parents, grandparents, and other relatives, to volunteer their time to assist school district police officers by observing and listening on their respective campus, and reporting potential problems and safety concerns to the campus officer. POPS volunteers essentially become the eyes and ears of the school, reinforcing and augmenting campus safety and security initiatives already in place. Additionally, the following qualifications must be met to volunteer:


    • Attend an orientation that also consists of CRASE, SERT and Stop the bleed training
    • Must be a SFISD parent, grandparent or relative
    • Must be 21 years of age or older
    • Successfully complete the SFISD campus volunteer application, criminal background check and confidential statement


    This program can and will serve as an effective way to encourage respectful behavior among students in the hallways, playgrounds, and cafeterias of our schools.


    Parental involvement will not only raise visibility, but will afford program participants the opportunity to observe first hand of what great things are going on in the life of our school community.


    Interested parents are encouraged to obtain campus volunteer applications from the District Police Department webpage (see below). For additional information concerning this program or any other safety and security initiative, please email us at police@sfisd.org or call (409) 927-3310.


    2022-2023 Orientation dates

    September 13, 2023 8am-12pm Cowan Education Center training rooms 

    October 11, 2023  8am-12pm Cowan Education Center training rooms

    November 8, 2023 8am-12pm Cowan Education Center training rooms 


    * You must contact Jennifer Smith:   Police@sfisd.org or  409-927-3310 to register for the training



    POPS Forms:

    Volunteer Guidelines

    Volunteer Packet 

    Professional Dress Standard