As long-term plans to create an internal police department for Eanes ISD come to fruition, the district signed an agreement with the city of Lakeway and the Lakeway Police Department to provide police dispatching services.

During a board meeting Aug. 22, the board of trustees unanimously agreed to enter into an interlocal agreement, an agreement between two government entities, with Lakeway as required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. This agreement allows Lakeway to provide EISD with dispatch personnel to respond to emergency and nonemergency calls and for the EISD Police Department to operate on Lakeway's radio frequency.

This comes after the board's June 6 decision to create a school district police department that authorizes armed officers on every campus.

Zooming In

House Bill 3, which will go into effect Sept. 1, includes safety and security requirements at public schools, including security officers at district campuses, as previously reported by Community Impact. EISD created its own internal police department in response to this bill.

As of Aug. 8, the district has hired seven officers for elementary and middle school positions and two for Westlake High School that will begin in January.

The goal of officers for EISD will include:
  • Responding to 911 calls around or at campuses
  • Scheduling and managing safety drills
  • Maintaining building security, including doors and cameras
  • Helping manage traffic during arrival and dismissal
  • Teaching classes for students and parents on topics such as online safety and CPR
  • Serving as initial incident commanders
Officers would not be on campuses full time or participate in student discipline, EISD officials said.

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