Department Information

Frequently Asked Questions
What Authority do Edinburg CISD Police Officers have?

Yes, Edinburg C.I.S.D. Police Officers are commissioned as Peace officers by the Board of Trustees of the Edinburg C.I.S.D. The authority to commission peace officers comes from the Texas Education code Section 37.081. The Board of Trustees set the jurisdiction and scope of duties for school district Police Officers.

Edinburg C.I.S.D. Police Officers are authorized to enforce all laws of the State of Texas as well as all County and Municipal Ordinances and may arrest individuals found in violation of those laws. Additionally, officers may write citations for appropriate offenses that are violations of state law including misdemeanor offenses listed in the Education and Traffic codes. These Citations are filed with the appropriate Justice of the Peace or Municipal Judge.

Who do Edinburg C.I.S.D. Police Officers work for?

Edinburg C.I.S.D. Police Officers are employees of, and are commissioned by, the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District. Under Section 37.081 of the Texas Education code, School District Police Officers are supervised by the Chief of Police of the district. The Chief of Police of the school district reports to the District Superintendent or his/her designee.

What do Edinburg C.I.S.D. Police Officers do?

Edinburg C.I.S.D. Police Officers ensure the security of all ECISD campuses and answer calls for service as well as provide and many other functions as needed. Some officers are assigned to a particular school. Others work in the Patrol division and respond to various locations throughout the district. Officers take a unique approach to working with children in the district. Not only do they perform the traditional enforcement role, they also are heavily involved in prevention, and education strategies of the district. 

How can I file a Police Report?

You may contact the Edinburg CISD Police Department 24 hours a day 7 Days a week at (956)289-2572 to report any incidents.

What number do I dial in an Emergency?

In an Emergency Situation DIAL 911.