Capt. Richard Morris
Capt. Morris began his career with the HISD Police Department in 1988 as a campus officer at Hogg Middle School. Throughout his law enforcement career, Morris has worked in or supervised several areas, including campus operations, gang suppression unit, patrol operations, special response team, criminal investigations, and internal affairs. He also has coordinated special events for the department.
Morris holds a Master Peace Officer certification and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified police instructor and special investigator. He is also a charter member of the HISD Police Department Honor Guard. A product of HISD, Morris graduated from Lamar High School.RMORRIS@HoustonISD.orgDuring his 20-year law enforcement career with HISD Police Department, Bridges worked his way from campus police officer, patrol officer to an investigator. While assigned to the Investigative division, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. In 2009, Bridges was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Operations. Shortly thereafter, he was reassigned to Support Services and assumed the role as the Training Coordinator for the department. As the Training Coordinator, he was responsible for maintaining TCOLE Training Records for all HISD Police Officers and Dispatchers. He was also responsible for overseeing the Field Training Program for all police officers and dispatchers employed by the department. As collateral duties, Bridges was the supervisor over the Investigative Units—responsible for conducting follow up investigations and gang crimes involving HISD students, personnel or property. In 2012, Bridges was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assumed his current duties as the Divisional Commander for the Office of Professional Standards. The Office of Professional Standards comprises of the Investigative Unit, Gang Suppression Unit, School Safety Office, Telecommunications Center, Fleet Services, Training, Processing Center, Property Room and Building Services. In addition holding a Master Peace Officer License, Bridges is also recognized as a Field Training Officer, TCOLE Instructor, Specialized Investigator, Deputized U.S. Marshal, Cybercrime Investigator and a Computer Forensics Examiner. Other accomplishments include graduating from the National Threat Assessment Center as well the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Class #61. Lt. Bridges graduated and received his Bachelors of Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix in 2014. Lt. Bridges believes that one person can make a difference and he strives to reach at least one student each year he has work with the HISD Police Department. He would like to thank the men and women of the HISD Police Department for giving him an opportunity to give back to the same school district for which he is a product.
Capt. Artina Walker
Capt. Walker began her career with HISD Police in 1999 as a campus officer at Wheatley High School. Walker has experience in campus operations, patrol operations, support services, criminal investigations, and the gang suppression unit. She has worked with elementary schools and conducted student and community trainings on topics such as school bullying, stranger danger, railroad safety, proper and improper touching, and drug and gang awareness. She also has worked with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Walker holds a Master Peace Office certification and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified police instructor. Prior to her tenure with HISD Police, she was a Naval Intelligence Specialist with the US Navy Reserves, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice Corrections Officer, and a pre-sentence Investigator with the Harris County Probation Department.AWALKER1@HoustonISD.orgLt. Jimenez began her service working the middle and high schools as a campus officer. She has worked her way up the ranks where she became the first female supervisor. During her career, Lieutenant Jimenez has served in many facets of the department. In her current role as the Lieutenant of Operations, she oversees the Northeast side of the district. She monitors the day shift patrol and campus operations. She also supervises the “Power Shift Unit” and the “Elementary Rovers.” The Power Shift Unit conducts presentations on various topics to elementary students and the community. They also work as backup units for the patrol division. The Elementary Rovers focus on safe school checks, also conduct presentations and work as back up for campus and patrol. They all work together as a team proving a safe environment for our future leaders.
Capt. Robert Barbosa
Capt. Barbosa began his career with HISD in 1986 as a computer operator in the Technology Department. After making a career change to law enforcement, Barbosa was assigned to Burbank Middle School as a campus officer. He has since worked in the campus and patrols areas of the department. Barbosa has served as a field training officer and worked in Traffic Enforcement Unit and Community Relations.
Barbosa holds a Master Peace Office certification and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified police instructor, special investigator, and mental health officer. He has also completed the FBI LEEDA (Trilogy) Program and is a long-serving member of the HISDPD Honor Guard. A product of HISD, Barbosa graduated from Milby High School.
RBARBOSA@HoustonISD.orgLt. Barrera served in various capacities during his 18-year tenure as a Sergeant with the Houston ISD Police Department. He was instrumental in developing the first Gang Intervention Unit of the department. He worked closely with his HPD counterpart in CID and with Mayor's Anti-Gang Office led by Kim Ogg and then Officer Adrian Garcia. These three organizations worked closely to deter gang activity within the HISD schools and communities. They developed a parental education program that was presented at many of the HISD and neighboring school district schools as well as neighborhood civic organizations. The Gang Intervention Unit was extremely effective in identifying and documenting known and suspected gang members within the schools of the HISD. They also provided intervention solutions to the parents of the school age gang members. In 1996 the unit received a Police Chief Commendation from Houston Police Department's Chief Brad Bradford for its contribution in the apprehension of a person selling an inhalant to school age children in the Marshall Middle-Jeff Davis SR area. In 1999, Lt. Barrera developed the HISD Police Mounted Patrol unit. The unit served primarily as a ceremonial unit, however it was trained in securing large outdoor events and in crowd control. In 2000, Lt. Barrera and his mount spent one week in New Orleans training with the renowned New Orleans Police Department Mounted Patrol unit. Lt. Barrera holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate and is a graduate of the prestigious Leadership and Command College. The Leadership and Command College is part the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, a state supported entity at the Sam Houston State University. He also holds B.A.A.S Degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the proud father of three children and the grandfather to five beautiful grand babies. He believes that it is important that we secure our country's future by educating our children and that this can only be accomplished by providing them with a safe place to learn.