Brendon Jeremie -
Sergeant Brendon Jeremie began his Law Enforcement career in 2006 with the New York City Police Department. In 2012, Sergeant Jeremie relocated to Houston and completed his Peace Officer certification at the University of Houston-Downtown, Criminal Justice Training Center. After gaining his Peace Officer certification, Sergeant Jeremie served as a Reserve Deputy with the Fort Bend County Constable Pct 3. In 2013, Sergeant Jeremie joined the Houston Independent School District Police Department as a Campus Officer at Heights High School. He served the students, faculty, and community of Heights High School for seven proud years.
Sergeant Jeremie is a certified T.C.O.L.E., D.A.R.E., and TAPS instructor and Field Training Officer for the H.I.S.D. Police Department. He currently serves as a Campus Operations Sergeant.BJEREMIE@houstonisd.org
Randy Jefferon - East
Police Sergeant Randy A. Jefferson is a 9 ½ year veteran officer of The Houston ISD Police Department (10 ½ years total). Formerly working as a Campus and Patrol Officer, he now serves as Campus Sergeant assigned to The East District where he supervises numerous officers that maintain peace for the students and staff on their campuses. Prior to becoming a police officer, in 2006 he became a Detention Officer for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. After gaining great experience while working in a jail setting, he decided he decided to take his talents to a different side of Law Enforcement. In 2009, he attended and graduated from The University of Houston-Downtown’s Police Academy (BPOC 241) where he maintained a 90% GPA. In June of 2010, Randy was hired as a police officer for The City of Bellaire. Randy received a lot of great training, experiences, and knowledge while employed for The City of Bellaire. He eventually made his way to The Houston ISD Police Department where he has worked both patrol and campus divisions. He has worked hard at becoming a strong asset to his department mainly when he decided to become a Field Training Officer. He has trained over 15 officers throughout his tenure as a field training officer. Officer Jefferson has exhibited all the exemplary attributes needed to be a model police officer with the Houston ISD Police Department. While employed at Houston ISD PD, he obtained his Advanced Police Officer Certification from TCOLE. In January of 2020, Randy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Sergeant Jefferson is a husband and devoted father to Bryce and Landen Jefferson. Officer Jefferson enjoys spending time with his family.
Lynson Alexander - WestLALEXAN1@houstonisd.org
Karl Brown - ERT
I am a native of Houston, Texas and a 1984 graduate of Charles H. Milby Sr. High School. Immediately after graduation, I enlisted in the United State Marine Corps to proudly serve my country. After completing basic training at MCRD San Diego, California my first parent command was in the West Pacific. Between numerous deployments I was assigned to the 9th Engineering Support Battalion in Okinawa, Japan where I studied Shorin-Ryu Karate under the linage of the Shimabukuro family. As time progressed, I continued to study and become increasingly proficient in self-defense, crime prevention, and tragedy avoidance tactical systems such as:
- The United States Marine Corps Linear Infighting Neural Engagement Combat System
- The Israeli Krav Maga Defense System Law Enforcement Instructor Program (Santa Monica, California)
As a resident of Southern California, I had the unfortunate experience of witnessing multiple acts of aggressive criminal behavior to include the thoughtless and senseless shooting of a 14-year-old female. The fatal incident eventually became the primary driving force that motivated me to become a law enforcement officer help with thew protection of kids.
I attended Gus George Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Academy in Fort Bend, Texas and began my career in law enforcement shortly afterwards. To name a few of my tactical related certifications to date please view below:
- 18-year police veteran/Master Peace Officer
- L.E.R.R.T. Instructor (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training)
- L.I.C.E. Instructor (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate)
- Homeland Security Active Shooter Instructor
- Force on Force Simunitions Instructor
- Dignitary Protection Instructor
- E. Firearms Instructor
- Tactical Cuffing, A.S.P. Baton, and Oleoresin Capsicum Instructor
- Aikido based Rape Aggression System Program Instructor
- Taser Instructor
Over the years I have come to believe that we allow ourselves to become part of the problem when we do not allow our skills to be used as part of the solution. I agree that it is necessary for a safe environment to exist for the teachers to teach, and students to learn.KBROWN10@houstonisd.org
Antony Davis - North-East
In 2002 Sergeant Davis attended the University of Houston-Downtown police academy BPOC 178 where he obtained his basic peace officer license. He began his law enforcement career in 2002 working for the City of Montgomery Police Department. He was assigned to night shift patrol where he worked for 4 years until he left Montgomery PD and went to work for FT. Bend County Constable Pct. #2. Sergeant Davis remained there for 2 years working patrol in Missouri City, TX. Sergeant Davis worked patrol and investigated many gang related cases. Sergeant Davis started his career with HISD PD in April of 2008.
Sergeant Davis has been employed with the Houston Independent School District Police Department for 13 years. When he started with HISD PD, he was assigned to campus operations. Sergeant Davis was assigned to Westbury High School and Westside High School before being promoted to Detective in January of 2013. He was assigned to the HISD PD Gang Suppression Unit where he investigated gang activity, criminal mischiefs and sexual assaults.
After being in the gang unit for 2 years he was promoted to Sergeant in January of 2015. Sergeant Davis has been the Sergeant over Campus operations-North, Northeast and South districts, Investigations/Gang Suppression Unit, and 1st Shift Patrol over the last 6 years.
Sergeant Davis currently holds his Master peace officer certificate and is a Field Training Officer (FTO) and a Field Training Sergeant (FTS). Sergeant Davis is currently a board member of the Houston ISD police association.ADAVIS15@houstonisd.org
He began his career with Houston Independent School District in 1976 as a school monitor assigned to Miller Jr High School. In 1978 he enrolled in Texas A&M Police Academy. After completing the course, he went to work for Harris County Precinct Seven. He returned to Houston Independent School District Police Department in 2000. Sergeant Davis currently holds TCOLE certifications for Firearms, Mental Health, Master, and Instructor.
Sergeant Davis has been married for 44 years and the father of four.
Melva DeAnda - North-West
Sergeant Melva DeAnda is a native Texan, born and raised in the Lubbock area of West Texas. She is a veteran of the Houston ISD Police department for 29 ½ years. She is currently assigned to the Northwest Campus area of schools and school district facilities.
After graduating high school, Sergeant DeAnda attended South Plains College and Pan American University. Melva earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in Police Administration. In 1991, Melva became a police officer. She holds her Master Peace Officer License, Basic Police Instructors License, Operation Lifesavers and GREAT-Gang Resistance Education and Training Instructors Certificates.
Melva has earned many awards, accolades, and accommodations for her service and dedication to the school district and police department. As a gang officer, Melva received the Houston Police Department Commendation from Chief of Police C.E. Bradford for the McKee St Initiative, which resulted in changing State of Texas laws. Also, Melva assisted the department in achieving its 2nd Accreditation Award in 2006: Her CALEA file folders were deemed best by accreditation auditors.
Melva graduated from the Sam Houston State University Leadership Command College (LCC), publishing her first article “Police Presence in Schools.” Melva is a graduate of the FBI- LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) training where she received the Trilogy Award. Melva also attended and graduated from the LEMIT LIFE program from the Leadership Inventory for Female Executives.
Melva has worked in every division and unit assignment within the police department as an officer and supervisor. From the Accreditation Unit, Administrative Units (Training Sergeant – Investigation Unit), Campus Operations, Communications, and Patrol Operations. Melva has conducted mandated audits that were vital in recognizing deficiencies within the police department.
In Melva’s spare time, she loves to travel. She has visited several European countries most notably, Paris-France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria. In 2016, she hiked (trekked) a 26-mile journey on the Inca Trail to reach the legendary Machu Picchu peak in Peru.
Melva considers herself to be an artist. She loves to draw, mostly people and portraits. She was once asked to display her work in an art gallery. On Sundays, you can find Melva on the piano, the start of a new hobby.MDEANDA@houstonisd.org
James Hayes - Training
Sergeant Hayes began his career with the HISD Police Department in 2014 as a campus officer assigned to Evan E. Worthing High School. He has experience in campus operations, patrol operations, criminal investigations, and currently serves as the training coordinator.
Sergeant Hayes holds an Advanced Peace Officer certification and is certified with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in many different areas. Prior to joining HISD Police Department, he was employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Correctional Officer and served in supervisory roles.
Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Downtown as well as a certificate of Leadership.JHAYES8@houstonisd.org
Sergeant Denise Royal began her career with Houston Independent School District in 1999 as an educator. In 2007 she enrolled in the Police Academy at HCC and began her law enforcement career with Houston ISD Police Department in January 2008. Sergeant DA Royal currently holds Field Training Officer, Mental Health, Peer Mediation, Telecommunications, SAFVIC, and Master Certifications with TCOLE. Sergeant DA Royal currently oversees First Shift Patrol Operations.DROYAL@houstonisd.org
Otis Simmons - South
I started my Law Enforcement career in November of 2002 with Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 2 as a Deputy. I enforced traffic laws, responded to calls for service, served civil papers to residents and served as a Bailiff in court. I also conducted investigations involving accidents, misdemeanors, and felonies.
In November of 2003 I moved on to Texas Southern University Police Department where I was an evening shift patrol officer. I patrolled the campus and surrounding areas taking calls for service and investigating accidents, misdemeanors, and felony crimes. In my first year with TSU I became a FTO and trained several officers. I gained experience in processing a crime scene by developing and lifting latent fingerprints and maintaining a complete and accurate evidence and crime log. After two years of service I was promoted to rank of Corporal. As Corporal I supervised 16 officers and had to review reports, complete daily logs and handle weekly scheduling. As an Officer and Corporal, I continued to conduct myself in accordance with high ethical standards both on and off duty.
In June of 2008 I started serving as a Police officer for Houston ISD Police Department. As a day shift patrol officer, I provided a safe learning and working environment for the students, staff, district and community. I was given the duty as a FTO to train new officers and to teach officers as an instructor. In less than 6 months I became a traffic enforcement officer (Zebra Unit) then went on to becoming an investigator assigned to the Gang Suppression Unit. During the years I obtained a Master Peace Officer certification, Instructor Certification, Special Investigator Certification, Police Bicycle Certification and S.F.S.T Practitioner Certification. In December 2018 I was promoted to Sergeant and served as a day shift patrol Sergeant. I am currently assigned to Campus Operations as the South District.OSIMMONS@houstonisd.org
Tridung Tran - K9
Since 2008, Sergeant Tridung Tran has been with the Houston ISD Police Department. He was the inaugural group of applicants selected to be part of the Houston ISD Police Department "Police Cadet" program. The program allows Houston ISD Police to sponsor an individual with salary and tuition for the police academy program at the University of Houston- Downtown Criminal Justice Center. Due to the program's success, the program has paved the way for additional groups of individuals selected to become part of the Houston ISD Police Department. After completing the program and Field Training Program, Sergeant Tran was assigned to campus operations and worked several campuses.
After some time in Campus Operations, Sergeant Tran was transferred to patrol operations and served on 2nd shift patrol for an extended period. During that time, Sergeant Tran was a "zebra" unit was assigned to an investigated traffic accident involving HISD vehicles and traffic enforcement in school zones. While serving on second shift patrol, the shift earned Unit Citation of the year and became a Field Training Officer.
In 2013, Sergeant Tran was promoted and assigned to First Shift patrol. Sergeant Tran worked on various assignments during this time, including CALEA, special project, record management system, report writing, grant proposal, instructor, and K9 Supervisor. Sergeant Tran graduated from Leadership Command College and currently supervising and leading Patrol, K9, and CALEA.TTRAN6@houstonisd.org
Justin Williams - Central
Justin T. Williams is proud to serve as a Sergeant for the Houston ISD Police Department. In 2007, Sgt. Williams began his law enforcement career as a police officer for the City of Forest Hill Police Department (Dallas-Fort Worth area). In 2009, Sgt. Williams was hired as a police officer and his first assignment was Yates High School. During that time, he had the opportunity to meet many interesting people, who served within the community, in which he formed life-long bonds.
Sgt. Williams has held various positions as an officer and sergeant within the police department which include: campus, patrol, the Emergency Response Team, a Field Training Officer and various committees. Sgt. Williams is currently assigned to Campus Operations in which he enthusiastically supervises the hard working officers in the newly formed South-Central District.
Sgt. Williams received his B.A. in criminal justice and is working towards his M.A. Outside of work, Sgt. Williams enjoys sports, outdoor activities, expanding his mind, and spending time with his wife, Shalia, and three kids, Jace, Jeremiah and Ella.JWILLI58@houstonisd.org
Sonia Quintanilla - IAD / Investigations / GSU
Sergeant Quintanilla attended the University of Houston Downtown Police Academy where she received three Academic accommodations and two Physical Training accommodations.
Before joining the Houston ISD Police Department, Sergeant Quintanilla was a Police Chaplin for the Pearland Police Department.
Sergeant Quintanilla is an advanced peace officer and has been a sworn member of the Houston ISD Police Department since 2013. During this time, she has been assigned to campus operation, where she became certified in Field Training, Police Bicycle Certification and S.F.S.T.
In addition to the primary duties, Sergeant Quintanilla served as a detective in criminal investigation division where she was certified in Child Abuse Prevention/Investigation, Technic Interviewing and Interrogation, Background Investigations, Crime Scene Investigations, Criminal Investigation, and Special Investigator.
June of 2018 Sergeant Quintanilla was certified as in Internal Affair investigator, she was then assigned to the Internal Affairs Division. Sergeant Quintanilla was honored with the Certificate of Appreciation Impact Award from HISD customer Service.
In December 2018 Sergeant Quintanilla was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to the East District where she supervised over 20 officers. In 2019 she was assigned to Internal Affairs Division where she served as Sergeant over this Division. As of 2021 Sergeant Quintanilla, has been assigned to Criminal investigation where she supervises the direction of the detectives.
In addition to the 2018 certificate of Appreciation impact Award she has been honored to receive the Unit Citation Award 2016, Unit Citation Award 2018, and the Certificate of Appreciation 2018.SQUINTA3@houstonisd.org