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GISD Police Department

The Galveston Independent School District Police Department expects all personnel to maintain high standards of appearance and conduct. The District also maintains such high standards for staff. Police officers wield considerable power within their jurisdiction; power that is carefully circumscribed by state and federal law, and, ultimately, by the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Our powers to arrest, seize property, and interfere at times with the lives of students and employees of the Galveston Independent School District constitute a public trust. We regard this trust as vital not only by exemplary performance in our jobs, but also by conducting ourselves in an exemplary fashion.

Produce the nation's best!

We exist to prepare each student academically and socially to be:

  • Responsible and productive citizens

  • Critical thinkers

  • Problem solvers

We Believe:

  • We believe each student can learn and will have equal opportunity to do so.

  • We believe in clearly defined goals that set high expectations for student excellence.

  • We believe in the value of parents as children's first and best teachers.

  • We believe in the value of each employee.

  • We believe in empowering individuals to make decisions aligned with the vision of the school district.

  • We believe in accountability at all levels.

  • We believe the community must actively participate in the development of our children.

  • We believe, as a district, we can achieve higher levels of performance.

  • We believe in the personal and professional growth of all people within our school district.

  • We believe all environments should be supportive, safe and secure.

Josette Rivas, Chief of Police

Chief Rivas

Terry Longoria, Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police

Office:(409) 766-5824
Fax: (409) 750-9778

Office Address: Ball High School
4115 Avenue O, Suite 1035
Galveston, Texas 77550

(Please note that USPS mail is not delivered to the above address and must be sent to the mailing address below.)

Mailing Address:
Galveston Independent School District
Attn: Chief of Police
PO Box 660
Galveston, TX 77553