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 consist 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 confidentiality statement
This program can and will serve as an effective way to encourage respectful behavior among students in the hallways, playground, and cafeterias of our schools.
Parental involvement will not only raise visibility, but will afford program participants the opportunity to observe firsthand 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 email@example.com or call (409) 927-3310.
2022-2023 Orientation dates
July 27, 2022, 8am-12pm Cowan Education Center training rooms
August 2, 2022 8am-12pm High School Auditorium
August 24, 2022 8am-12pm Cowan Education Center training rooms
September 7. 2022 8am-12pm Cowan Education Center training rooms
* You must contact Jennifer Smith: Police@sfisd.org or 409-927-3310 to register for training