Police Department

A Message from the Southwest ISD Police Department

This warning is to inform you of the changes that will affect the Southwest ISD Community

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Southwest ISD, Effective February 2, 2009 in accordance with local, county and State regulations the Southwest ISD Police Department is now empowered to arrest and cite inpiduals.



Lloyd Verstuyft, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools


Richard Palomo,

District Chief of Police

Effective February 2, 2009, in accordance with local, county and state law and Southwest Independent School District Policy, the Police Department will be empowered to arrest and cite individuals in an effort to increase the safety of all students. Southwest ISD police officers are fully licensed peace officers with the same authority as San Antonio Police Department officers and Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies.

Who does this effect?

What does this mean?

Everyone who attends, is employed by, or who conducts business with the Southwest Independent School District and its properties or who are visiting within the boundaries of Southwest Independent School District.

  • An individual could face a possible ticket and fines for violations of the Penal Code, Education Code, and the Health and Safety Code.
  • An individual could face possible charges filed with the Bexar County District Attorney’s office for violations of the Penal Code, Education Code, and the Health and Safety Code.
  • An individual could face possible ARREST charges and be booked into Bexar County Jail or Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center for violations of the Penal Code, Education Code, and the Health and Safety Code.

Mission Statement


It is the mission of the Southwest Independent School District Police Department to provide a safe and secure learning environment, which promotes an atmosphere of trust between the school environment and the police department. The officers of this department will serve the community by committing themselves to minimizing its school from violence, weapons, substance abuse, vandalism, and other hazards. The members of the police department will accomplish this in a manner consistent with fairness and equality for all.

District Officers

District Chief Of Police: RichardPalomo

District Officer: Albert Alvarez

District Officer: Zachariah Alvarado

District Officer: Richard Baker

District Officer: Antonia Garcia

District Officer: Armando Hernandez

District Officer: James Hood

District Officer: Juan Martinez

District Officer: Roselyn Mireles

District Officer: Kevin Pena

District Officer: Brian Vera

District Officer: Edward Vasquez

Security Guard: Koline Diaz

Contact Information

Dispatcher: Letitia Hernandez

Phone: 210-622-4800

Fax: 210-622-9859