Bullard Independent School District now has a new face on campus working to ensure the safety of students at all six of the district’s campuses.
The Bullard ISD Board of Trustees recently approved a plan to establish a district police department. Throughout the past six months, Bullard ISD administrators completed the application process necessary to develop the police department.
Bullard ISD received its Texas Commission on Law Enforcement license and beginning a rigorous interview process to select the right candidate to become the first Bullard ISD Chief of Police, while working closely with the Bullard Police Department throughout the process to make the transition a success.
After the interview process was completed, the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees announced the hiring of Roy Logan as the district’s Chief of Police, currently the sole officer on the force.
“Officer Logan has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, to include experience as a School Resource Officer,” said Laura Jones, Bullard ISD Communications Director. “His philosophy has always been a focus on service and helping others; his passion is in working with youth to better equipment them with decision-making and conflict resolution skills that will ease the transition into the next stage in life. He will be instrumental in setting up the new BISD Police Department and will be a great asset as Bullard ISD embarks on this new venture.”
According to information made available to Bullard Banner News, Logan’s work experience includes the United States Marine Corps, Texas Department of Corrections, Smith County and Kaufman County Sheriff’s Departments, as well as police departments in Houston and Terrell, as well as the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department. He has also been previously employed with the Dallas-Fort Worth Department of Public Safety Security Services, Dallas County Constable Precinct 5, and Smith County Constable Precinct 1.
Logan, a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, is a Master Peace Officer with over 1,500 hours of police training and continuing education classes.
“As Superintendent, I am excited to have Officer Roy Logan lead the new BISD Police Department,” said Todd Schneider, Bullard ISD Superintendent. “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will ensure the safety of our students, assist staff in providing strategies in conflict resolution, and provide parents with guidance in leading children to good decision making. He will lead the district safety planning through proper training and organization while implementing best practices throughout the district. We are glad to have him on board in Bullard ISD.”
Logan has been married to his wife, Sherrie, for 36 years and has two daughters and a son, as well as one granddaughter.
According to Jones, Logan will begin his duties at Bullard ISD Chief of Police on Monday, March 20.
Look for an in-depth story regarding Logan and the Bullard ISD Police Department in the Wednesday, March 22 issue of the Bullard Banner News.