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MISD Police Continue Working Around the Clock During COVID-19 Shutdown

The Mansfield ISD Police Department has been in existence for more than 26 years, providing safety and security for the students, faculty, staff and parents of the community.

Officers and dispatchers work around the clock all year round, and that has been no different since the COVID-19 Shutdown.

However, since buildings are closed to the public, Police Chief Greg Minter said the department’s focus had to be adjusted.

“This is kind of an unprecedented time, so we kind of shifted what our duties were,” he said. “Along with our 24/7 patrol and dispatch, we assisted the schools with feeding programs, parades, deliveries, pick-up situations and things like that.”

The MISD Police Department is a fully-authorized police agency by the State of Texas. The department has more than 50 full-time sworn officers, 16 civilian personnel and 51 school crossing guards.

Chief Minter noted that what makes his officers special is the connection they have with students. 

“Most of our officers who are assigned to campuses know just about every kid, and they know them by name,” he said. “They form relationships. They bond with the students, so that’s a passion that we have. We’re thinking of the students as much as the teachers, as much as the staff, and we can’t wait for things to get back to normal.”

Following the executive order given by Gov. Greg Abbott on April 17, schools across the state were told to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Distance learning will continue. For the latest information, visit the MISD comprehensive COVID-19 web page.