The Katy ISD board of trustees approved a resolution honoring the KISD Police Department at its July 25 meeting.
The week of Aug. 28- Sept. 3 will be known as Police Week, and the designation will be continued annually.
“It felt good to us,” said Keith Meier, KISD Police Department’s deputy chief. “It’s always nice to know when the big bosses are noticing what you’re doing.”
Meier, who helps oversee more than 50 officers, said recent events in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have been a wake up call for police personnel. He also said he is proud of the members of his staff who put in up to tenfold the minimum number of training hours required of Texas peace officers.
While the KISD Police Department’s main focus is protecting its students and faculty. Department officials want its officers to go above and beyond by being pillars of the community, Meier said.
“We try to work on the community-oriented policing aspect of [the job],” he said. “[We] just let people know that we’re here, and we’re here for you, not against you.”