More deputies will patrol CCISD campuses
Unlike many other neighboring school districts, Clear Creek ISD does not have its own police department.
Instead, the 37,500-student district contracts with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office to provide deputies who, in essence, act as the district's police force, said CCISD spokeswoman Janice Scott.
And now, that force will be growing, thanks to a $1.8 million grant awarded to the county by the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.
Of the grant funding, approximately $1.1 million will go toward providing an additional six officers who'll provide law-enforcement services for the district's 40 campuses.
The district has contracted with the sheriff's office for 26 years. Currently, the sheriff's office provides 22 deputies. With the additional six, that number will soon grow to 28.
If we have an incident that happens on one of our campuses, they deal with it because we don't have our own police force. They are our security, basically," Scott said.
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