Mission

To protect the welfare, safety and security of the Flour Bluff Independent School District students, parents, faculty, staff, and community.

History of FBISD Police Department

The Flour Bluff Independent School District Police Department (FBISD-PD) was established for the welfare, safety and security of the District students, parents, faculty, staff, and community on the premise FBISD police officers personify professionalism while executing their duties. Policing involves a special trust conferred to us by the public, to uphold and enforce the law. As servants of the public, policing entails and requires us to have thousands of interactions within the District and community we serve. We promise to execute those interactions with the professionalism, compassion and with the upmost integrity to ensure we provide the type of service within the FBISD we can all be proud of.

With welfare, safety and security in mind for the students, parents, faculty, staff and community within the district, FBISD took the first step to starting its own police department. FBISD submitted the required paperwork to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) in 2020 The Flour Bluff ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Memorandums of Understanding with the City of Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) and the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO). The agreements provide for police radio services, mutual aid, and shared responsibilities between the three departments.

Today, the department is headed by two police officers, one communication specialists, and 4 security personnel. In addition to enforcing laws and providing a safe environment, FBISD police officers serve as role models, mentors for students and are educators. Positive interaction with students is imperative, and experienced police officers bring job experience, professional training and life experiences that are beneficial to those priceless interactions.

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct(“Code”)is the district’s response to the requirements of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code.The Code provides methods and options for managing students in the classroom and on school grounds, disciplining students, and preventing and intervening in student discipline problems.

Student Code of Conduct

Safety Reminders

  • Walking

    Pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths among children ages 5-14. Experts recommend that children under age 10 never cross the street alone. Safety tips for parents include:

    • Choosing the safest route between home and school and practicing it with children until they can demonstrate traffic safety awareness. The same route should be used every day. Shortcuts should be avoided.
    • Teaching children to obey and recognize traffic signals and pavement markings. A flashing "walk" sign is not an automatic "go" signal, but rather a signal to check for traffic in both directions before crossing.
    • Teaching children to cross streets at a corner or crosswalk and to walk—NOT RUN—across intersections.
    • Emphasizing that children should not enter streets from between parked cars or from behind shrubbery. Such darting results in the majority of child pedestrian deaths.
  • Bus Safety

    Waiting for the School Bus
    • Walk to the bus stop using a sidewalk if there is one. If there is no sidewalk, stay on the left side of the street facing the traffic.
    • While waiting for the school bus to arrive stay at the bus stop. Do not wander down the street, into a wooded area or onto private property.
    • Do not speak to strangers while waiting for the bus.
    • Do not go into the street while waiting for the bus to arrive.
    • Do not roughhouse, run or play with your friends while waiting for the bus to arrive.
    • When the bus approaches, line up away from the street. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and has the door open before stepping into the road.
    Rules for Boarding the School Bus
    • Hold the handrail when getting into the school bus.
    • Do not push or shove others when they are online or are boarding the bus.
    • Once you are on the bus, quickly find a seat, sit down, and stay seated.
    Riding on the School Bus
    • Stay in your seat.
    • If the bus is equipped with a seat belt, make sure to fasten it securely.
    • Never put your head, hands or arms out of the school bus window.
    • Do not yell or make other loud noises that could distract the bus driver. Talk quietly while on the bus.
    • Do not eat or drink anything while riding on the bus.
    • Do not block the bus aisle with backpacks, books or musical instruments. If an emergency should arise it is important that the aisle is clear.
    • Do not touch or play with the emergency exits
    • Do not throw things at others on the bus or out of the bus windows.
    • When you reach the school, or your bus stop on the return trip home, have your things ready so you can leave without holding up others on the bus.
    Getting Off the School Bus
    • Stay in your seat until the bus comes to a complete stop at the school or at your bus stop on the trip home.
    • Walk to the front of the bus and use the handrail while stepping off of the bus.
    • Do not get off the bus at a bus stop other then your designated stop.
    • Once you get off of the school bus, go straight home. Do not talk to strangers on the way.
    • If you leave something on the bus and have already walked away from the door, do not go back for it. The bus driver may not see you coming back and may start driving away.
  • Riding Bikes

    Bike riding is a favorite mode of transportation for children, but it can often be dangerous. Bicycle safety tips include:

    • Making sure that children wear bike helmets at all times while riding. Head injury is the leading cause of death in bike crashes. Helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent, according to studies.
    • Obeying the rules of the road. Children should know that the rules of the road apply to all vehicles. Bike riders ride on the right-hand side of the road in the same direction as other traffic and they must use appropriate hand signals.
    • Choosing the safest route between home and school and practicing it with children until they can demonstrate traffic safety awareness.
  • Driving Children

    Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children ages 14 and under, according to the National Safe Kids Campaign. Some 75 percent of these crashes occur within 25 miles of home and 60 percent take place on roads with posted speed limits of 40 miles per hour or less. Important safety guidelines for parents include:

    • Always using safety seats and/or safety belts correctly when driving or riding in a car.
    • Obeying the drop-off and pick up procedures established by the school.
    • Obeying the drop-off and pick up procedures established by the school.
    • Making sure that children enter and leave the car on its curbside.

Complaints

Complaints against FBISD Police Personnel

  • The Flour Bluff ISD Police Department is committed to providing exemplary service in a respectful, fair, and consistent manner. The Flour Bluff ISD Police Department expects all officers to remain courteous and professional, in their interaction with citizens, as they perform their duties.
  • If a citizen believes an officer or an employee has engaged in misconduct, they have the right to file a complaint. It is the policy of the department that, dependent upon the circumstances and information provided, the Flour Bluff ISD Police Department will investigate all complaints against the department or its employees. This ensures the integrity of the department while protecting the rights and interests of both citizens and department personnel.
How to file a complaint:

Complaints against a Flour Bluff ISD police officer must be submitted in writing and signed by the person making the complaint. Verbal complaints by telephone may be made by calling 361-694-9900. Complainants are encouraged to identify themselves. A signed letter will be sufficient to serve as a complaint after the information has been verified.

Texas Government Code, Title 6, Chapter 614.022. COMPLAINT TO BE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY COMPLAINANT states that for the complaint to be considered by the head of a state agency or by the head of a fire department or local law enforcement agency, the complaint must be:

  1. in writing; and
  2. signed by the person making the complaint.

Formal complaints may be filed by phone, letter or in person. In order to file a complaint, you may contact Flour Bluff ISD Police.

To file a written complaint, mail or deliver to
Flour Bluff ISD Police Department
2505 Waldron Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

False Complaints

Individuals who intentionally make false complaints or allegations against police officers violate Chapter 37 of the Texas Penal Code. Texas law provides punishment for an individual adjudged guilty of committing an offense if, with intent to deceive and with knowledge of the statements' meaning, he / she makes a false statement under oath or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made; and, the statement is required or authorized by law to be made under oath. A person who commits an offense under this section can be charged with offenses ranging from a Class B Misdemeanor to a Felony of the third degree. Punishments can range from confinement of 180 days in jail to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

This information is provided for informational purposes and to avoid retaliation against police officers or departmental staff.

Investigation

The Flour Bluff ISD Police Department takes all complaints seriously and will conduct a thorough investigation of your complaint. The investigator will contact witnesses and officers and ask them to give statements. Records and other evidence will also be collected and examined. Unless special circumstances exist, you will be advised in writing of the outcome within 60 days from receipt of the complaint.

Compliments

The Flour Bluff ISD Police Department values our employees and any recognition of their good work and efforts is greatly appreciated. Chief Eric Gonzalez is dedicated to commending his officers and reinforcing good police work and positive public interactions. You can compliment any employee of the Flour Bluff ISD Police Department by doing any of the following:

Mail your compliment to:

Flour Bluff ISD Police Department
2505 Waldron Road
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

Or call:
361-694-9900

Bullying

How does the law affect a school's response to bullying?

  • School districts are required to include cyberbullying policies in their district policies and notify parents if their child has been the victim of bullying or is the alleged aggressor.
  • The bill requires school districts to develop an anonymous system to report bullying and threats.
  • School districts have a greater ability to investigate off-campus bullying if they see it materialize in school, enabling school districts and law enforcement agencies to collaborate on investigations.
  • School districts have greater latitude to discipline or expel students for severe bullying behavior, including encouraging a child to commit or attempt suicide.
  • The legislation enables law enforcement to unmask anonymous social media users who threaten others.
  • Students can be charged with a misdemeanor for harassing or bullying anyone under the age of 18 through text messages, social media, websites, apps, or other means; and provides additional counseling and rehabilitation services to the aggressor and victim.

How does the law affect a parent's response to bullying?

  • A child can be charged with a crime for certain forms of cyberbullying or online harassment.
  • If your child is bullied, you can obtain injunctive relief from the courts to stop and/or prevent cyberbullying of your child.
  • Courts may hold parents accountable if they could have taken reasonable actions to get their child to cease engaging in cyberbullying and failed to do so.

What is David's Law?

During the State of Texas 85th Legislative Session, Senate Bill 179, also known as David's Law, was passed and signed into Texas State Law. David's Law is named after 16-year old David Molak, a high school student in San Antonio, who died by suicide after being harassed online. The bill aims to bring awareness and new policies to schools to combat cyberbullying. Senate Bill 179 classifies cyberbullying as a Class A misdemeanor offense. By doing so, the courts may issue subpoenas and uncover people who are posting anonymously online. The law also requires intervention from public schools when any cyberbullying behavior is suspected. Parents of students who cyberbully others may also be held responsible if they could have intervened but didn't. Click here for a printable PDF summary of David's Law from the David's Legacy Foundation.

Parent Resources

Click on the link below to find helpful information to help you discuss this issue with your children:

StopBullying.gov

Active Shooter/Threat Awareness

"If you see or hear something, SAY SOMETHING!"

The ALERRT Center at Texas State University has developed the AVOID, DENY, DEFEND protocol to assist individuals in protecting themselves should they be faced with an active shooter or threat event. Flour Bluff ISD PD believes strongly in this protocol and encourages all of our students, parents, employees, and visitors to the District to take some time and watch the video and visit the ALERRT Center at Texas State University - AVOID, DENY, DEFEND website to gain a better understanding of how to respond to an active shooter or threat event.

We HIGHLY encourage you to seek out a ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course in your community. If you can't find a class, the ALERRT and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) have developed a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course that is available online to anyone who wants to learn more of how to respond as a civilian to an active shooter or threat event. Click here to be taken to the TEEX course website. There is no cost for this online training.

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School Safety and Security Committee

Texas Education Code
Sec. 37.109
School Safety and Security Committee

(a) In accordance with guidelines established by the Texas School Safety Center, each school district shall establish a school safety and security committee.
(a-1) The committee, to the greatest extent practicable, must include:
(1) one or more representatives of an office of emergency management of a county or city in which the district is located;
(2) one or more representatives of the local police department or sheriff’s office;
(3) one or more representatives of the district’s police department, if applicable;
(4) the president of the district’s board of trustees;
(5) a member of the district’s board of trustees other than the president;
(6) the district’s superintendent;
(7) one or more designees of the district’s superintendent, one of whom must be a classroom teacher in the district;
(8) if the district partners with an open-enrollment charter school to provide instruction to students, a member of the open-enrollment charter school’s governing body or a designee of the governing body; and
(9) two parents or guardians of students enrolled in the district.


(b) The committee shall:
(1) participate on behalf of the district in developing and implementing emergency plans consistent with the district multihazard emergency operations plan required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(a) to ensure that the plans reflect specific campus, facility, or support services needs;
(2) periodically provide recommendations to the district’s board of trustees and district administrators regarding updating the district multihazard emergency operations plan required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(a) in accordance with best practices identified by the agency, the Texas School Safety Center, or a person included in the registry established by the Texas School Safety Center under Section 37.2091 (Registry of Persons Providing School Safety or Security Consulting Services);
(3) provide the district with any campus, facility, or support services information required in connection with a safety and security audit required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(b), a safety and security audit report required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(c), or another report required to be submitted by the district to the Texas School Safety Center;
(4) review each report required to be submitted by the district to the Texas School Safety Center to ensure that the report contains accurate and complete information regarding each campus, facility, or support service in accordance with criteria established by the center; and
(5) consult with local law enforcement agencies on methods to increase law enforcement presence near district campuses.


(c) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, the committee shall meet at least once during each academic semester and at least once during the summer. A committee established by a school district that operates schools on a year-round system or in accordance with another alternative schedule shall meet at least three times during each calendar year, with an interval of at least two months between each meeting.


(d) The committee is subject to Chapter 551 (Open Meetings), Government Code, and may meet in executive session as provided by that chapter. Notice of a committee meeting must be posted in the same manner as notice of a meeting of the district’s board of trustees.Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1280 (H.B. 1831), Sec. 6.03, eff. September 1, 2009.