MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — After a unanimous vote, Manor ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Manor ISD Police Department earlier this week.
The new police department will provide officers to support all 17 campuses in Manor with an increased police presence. Manor ISD has also already began the process of providing additional security to schools in the meantime.
Currently, Travis County Sheriff’s Office provides resource officers to Manor ISD schools. However, the contract that allows for these officers at the district will expire in June 2020.
“While we have appreciated our partnership with the TCSO, we are excited to get started with this new chapter of safety in Manor ISD,” said Dan Vera, the assistant superintendent of Manor ISD.
Manor ISD says the position for the department’s police chief is expected to be posted soon. The district expects the department to be fully staffed with 10 officers and ready to launch in August 2020.
The district says the cost of the new department will be approximately $900,000 a year, which it says is what is currently paid to TCSO.