Sergeant Orlando Alaniz began his law enforcement career in November 1995 when he joined the Houston ISD Police Department as a police officer. He has held several positions including: Investigator, Patrol and Campus Officer. Sergeant Alaniz was promoted to sergeant in 2015. Sergeant Alaniz has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. Sergeant Alaniz holds a Masters’ Peace Officer certification along with several other TECOLE certifications. Sergeant Alaniz currently oversees 3rd Shift Patrol Division.
Sergeant Willie Demby began his career with HISD Police Department in 2009 as a Campus Officer at Sterling High School. Prior to his tenure with HISD, he has previously served with both the Houston Police Department and Fort Bend County Constables office. Demby has over 22 years in serving the community in a law enforcement capacity.
Demby has experience in overall campus operation, patrol operation and was the Lead Investigator in the Investigations unit. Demby has been recognized as the 2019 Investigator of the year award, 2016 HISD Employee of the Month, 2013-2014 HISD Police Department Employee of the Year and in that same year Demby was praised for his heroic efforts that landed him the Departments Life Saving Award.
Demby holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Southern University and holds a Master Peace Officer certification with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Served 10 years in the United States Army, achieving the rank of sergeant. Afterwards, attended the University of Houston Downtown Police Academy, and received his police certification. Sergeant Sophus began his law enforcement career with Ft. Bend County Pct. 2 in August 1999. During his time with the Ft. Bend County Pct.2, his serviced as a patrol deputy and warrants deputy.
In Oct 2001, he began his new career with the Houston ISD Police Department. Sergeant Sophus has worked in the patrol division for 20 years. He is a Master Peace Officer’s and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in February of 2020.
Sergeant Martinez-Lopez began her career with the Houston Independent School District Police Department in December 1994. She was assigned to campus operations where she gained experienced in all campus grade levels. While on campus she introduced RAD (Rape Aggression Defense program, a Self Defense Program for women, giving the students tools needed in order to prevent or escape harmful situations. After eighteen years in campus operations, she transferred to patrol Division. Being assigned to power shift, she was involved in a variety of community engagements, and introduced presentations covering different topics to the HISD community. She promoted to Sergeant on November 2014, and is currently assigned to second shift patrol division.
Sergeant Martinez-Lopez holds a Master TCOLE Peace Officer License, Associate of Applied Science Degree, Basic Instructor Certificate and over 3,500 hours of TCOLE training.
Sergeant Jason R. Austin began his law enforcement career in 2016 when he joined the Houston ISD Police Department. From 2006-2016, Sergeant Austin worked as Special Education teacher/coach in Goose Creek CISD and taught in Alvin ISD. While working in Alvin ISD, he attended the Houston Community College Police Academy. Prior to that, Sergeant Austin attended Prairie View A&M University where received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications, was a three-year starter on the football team, and became a member of the Eta Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is currently pursuing Master of Science in Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown. Sergeant Austin worked as a campus officer at multiple schools throughout the district before being promoted in 2020. He currently holds an Intermediate Peace Officer certification and oversees Night Shift Patrol operations.
Sergeant Ascencio began his career with the Harris County Constable Precinct 6 in July 2006 as a Reserve Deputy. In May 2008, he was employed by the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office where he was assigned to the detention bureau. He was also assigned to the Special Response Team (SRT) and Field Training Team. Sergeant Ascencio began his tenure with the HISD Police Department in 2013 as a campus officer at Gregory Lincoln Education Center where he gained experience in campus operations and later transferred to patrol operations. Sergeant Ascencio holds a Master TCOLE Peace Officer License, an Advanced Jailer Proficiency License, and over 4,400 hours of TCOLE training.