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.
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:
Bike riding is a favorite mode of transportation for children, but it can often be dangerous. Bicycle safety tips include:
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:
Complaints against FBISD Police Personnel
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.
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.
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:
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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.
Click on the link below to find helpful information to help you discuss this issue with your children:StopBullying.gov
"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.
(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.