Chief David Kimberly, PRESIDENT KLEIN ISD Police Department
Chief David Kimberly has served the citizens of Klein ISD as a district police officer since 1995. Prior to working for the Klein ISD Police Department, Chief Kimberly worked for the Montgomery County Constables Office Pct. 4. In his tenure with the Klein ISD Police Department, he worked at all levels of the department including: Patrol Officer, Campus Officer, Sergeant, and Captain. He was promoted to the rank of Chief in February of 2014. Chief Kimberly holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from American Intercontinental University and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University. In addition, he also holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and is a certified Texas Commission On Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Instructor. Chief Kimberly is an active member in the Texas School District Police Chiefs’ Association, Houston Area Police Chiefs’ Association, Harris County Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers of Houston, Mothers against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and the Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council.
Chief Craig Goralski, 1st VICE PRESIDENT Aldine ISD Police Dept.
Chief Goralski began his career in law enforcement in 1982 as a patrol officer with the Houston Police Department. In 1986, he became a sergeant and worked in Patrol and Jail Operations. In 1990, he was promoted to Lieutenant where he served on the department’s Executive Board Administration and then later oversaw efforts in recruiting, internal investigations and the Dispatch Division.
Goralski promoted to Captain in 1998 and assisted in the creation of the Central Intake Office and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit. In 2000, he transferred to the Northeast Division, where he oversaw operations in patrol, investigations, gang suppression, school officers, community service, warrant execution, street-level narcotics interdiction, bike patrol, code enforcement, grants, administration and a technology unit. From 2004 to 2011, Goralski served as a police captain commanding divisions such as the Houston Police Training Academy, Inspections, and Special Crimes. In 2011, he became Acting Assistant Chief over the Criminal Investigations Command.
Goralski retired from the Houston Police Department in August of 2011. Goralski retired from HPD in order to assume the position of Assistant Chief of Police of the METRO Police Department in 2011. The Aldine ISD School Board appointed Goralski as their Chief of Police in June of 2014. Altogether, Goralski has 33 years of experience in the law enforcement field.
In terms of formal education, the University of Houston awarded Goralski his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 1988, summa cum laude. He later earned his Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, and served on the Houston Law review. In 2012, Chief Goralski obtained a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. In 2013, Chief Goralski graduated from the Leadership Command College at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.
Chief Solomon Cook, 2nd VICE PRESIDENT Humble ISD Police Dept.
Chief Solomon Cook began his law enforcement career in 1976. For the past forty-one years, He has worked for municipalities, county and state agencies. In 1997 Chief Cook joined the Humble ISD Police Department as Captain. He became Chief in 2004 with a staff 23 (16 peace officer) and in 2017 he has a staff of 82 (62 peace officers).
Chief Cook has earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Southwest University, a graduate of the FBI Command College and a FBI - LEEDA Trilogy Award recipient. Chief Cook’s certifications and licenses include a Master Peace Officer Certification, Police Instructor, Crime Prevention Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, ALERRT Instructor and Arson Investigations Certification. Chief Cook is a member of the Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board.
In 2015, Chief Cook was appointed by TCOLE to be chairperson for the HB 2684 committee, which created the foundation for the course curriculum for the School Based Law Enforcement Training.
Chief Cook is a past president of the Houston Area Police Chiefs Association (HAPCA) and currently serves as the Houston Area Representative to the Texas Police Chiefs Association. Chief Cook had served as the Region 2 Director for the Texas School District Police Chiefs' Association. In June of 2019 Chief Cook was elected to the Executive Board of Directors as 2nd Vice President.
Chief Bill Avera, 3rd VICE PRESIDENT Jacksonville ISD Police Dept.
Chief Bill Avera was born in San Antonio, but has called East Texas home for most of his life. He is a graduate of Jacksonville (TX) high school and holds degrees from Lon Morris College, Sam Houston State University, and Texas A&M University - Commerce.
His law enforcement career spans 4 decades including service to the citizens of Jacksonville, Brownfield and Cockrell Hill. Additionally, he served as an Assistant Chief of Police for Dallas ISD for 12 ½ years. In August 2016, Avera was named Chief of Police and Emergency Manager for Jacksonville ISD.
Chief Avera holds the TCOLE Master Peace Officer, Master Telecommunicator, School Based Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention Inspector, and Instructor certificates.
In 2015 Avera served on the TCOLE committee that worked in conjunction with the Texas School Safety Center to draft the course mandated by HB 2684. Currently, Chief Avera serves as a member of the Texas School Safety Center’s advisory committee charged with designing a basic school policing curriculum geared to Texas districts.
He is a member of First United Methodist Church, the Jacksonville Rotary Club, the Texas School District Police Chiefs Association, TPCA, TPA, and IACP. Chief Avera is a member of the Academy Advisory Committee for the East Texas Police Academy.
In 2013, the Texas School Safety Center recognized and honored his work to keep students safe by presenting him the Law Enforcement Lifetime Achievement Award. He is married to Heather who teaches high school math. The couple have two children. Chief Avera was appointed 3rd Vice President in June 2019.
Chief Marlon Runnels, 4th VICE PRESIDENT Montgomery ISD Police Department
Chief Runnels began his law enforcement career in 2001 was a detention officer with the Harris County Sheriff’s Dept. Since that time he has worked for multiple police agencies throughout the greater Houston area.
He first entered school based policing when he joined the Klein ISD Police Department in 2008. While in Klein, he worked on campus and patrol assignments as an officer and as a Sergeant. During his time there he worked closely with the command staff on budgets, sensitive investigations, and other administrative and support functions within the agency.
In 2017, he was selected as the third Chief of Police for the Montgomery ISD Police Department.
Chief Runnels acquired his Associates Degree from Lone Star College, and both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees were awarded from Texas Southern University. He is a Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, ALERRT Instructor, SBLE Instructor, FBINAA Command College graduate, and a FBI-LEEDA Trilogy recipient.
Chief Runnel’s professional associations include Texas Municipal Police Association, Houston Area Chiefs Association, Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, and the Texas School District Chiefs Association.
He was voted in as the 4th Vice President of the Texas School District Police Chiefs Association during the 2019 conference.
Chief Mark Hopkins, TREASURER Katy ISD Police Dept. (Retired)
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Chief Alan Bragg, SECRETARY Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Police Department (Retired)
Chief Bragg has been a police officer since 1972 serving with the Wichita Falls Police Department, Midwestern State Univeristy Police Department and the Houston ISD Police Department. In 1990, Chief Bragg was selected to create the Spring ISD Police Department which grew to a staff of 50 sworn officers. Chief Bragg assumed the Chief of Police position for the new startup Police Department in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in January of 2012.
Chief Bragg is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #201, and holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission On Law Enforcement. He is past president of the Houston Area Police Chiefs Association and also served on the board of the Texas Association of School District Police since its creation. Chief Bragg retired with 45 years of service on June 30, 2017.
Chief Bragg continues to provide consulting services to School District Police Departments and Districts seeking security and safety solutions through Alan Bragg & Associates School Safety Specialists, LLC and serves as Executive Director of the Texas School Safety and Security Council within PBK Architects, Houston.
Chief Teresa Ramon, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Judson ISD Police Department
Chief Teresa Gonzales Ramon received her Associates degree from San Antonio College in Criminal Justice in December 1995. Prior to that, she attended the University of Texas San Antonio and St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas where she studied law enforcement, corrections and probation. She is a graduate from Harlandale High School (Pride of the Southside) in the Harlandale Independent School District.
Chief Ramon was named the First Female Police Chief for Judson Independent School District on November 22, 2010 (Under the direction of Dr. Willis Mackey, Superintendent of Judson ISD). She has 18 years of law enforcement experience including Judson ISD, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio Police 911 Dispatching Services Department, and Alamo College Police Department.
On July 19, 2013, she was elected as 3rd Vice President of the Texas School District Police Chief Association and In July of 2011 was appointed Region 1 Director. She is also a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association and the Alamo Area Council of Government Police Chief’s Association. Aside from providing a safe and secure environment for the students, staff, and citizens of the Judson ISD, Chief Ramon gives back to her community through her local service. In 2012 she received the Yellow Rose of Texas Award from Governor Rick Perry and the Outstanding Woman Role Model Award from Image of San Antonio, for her exemplary leadership and love for her community.
Chief Ramon continues to work on her education and attends training through The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institution of Texas, Juvenile law certifications through the Texas Schools Safety Center and the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Chief Ramon will continue to strive for excellence to coincide with the Judson ISD motto of “Producing Excellence” as well the motto of the Judson ISD Police Department “Protecting Our Future”.