Chief Stewart D. Russell
Chief Russell was graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, in May, 1991. He then received his Basic Certification from the Police Academy of the University of Houston. In November, 1992, he joined the Pasadena Independent School District Police and he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October, 1999. His most recent duties included Training Coordinator, Firearms Instructor, and TCLEOSE Instructor.
Chief Russell was selected to head the Pasadena ISD Police Department on May 25, 2011.
Captain David A. Garza
Captain Garza has served as a Texas Police Officer since 1993, and has proudly served his entire career with the Pasadena Independent School District Police Department. He served as one of the two K-9 handlers for the Department prior to his promotion to Sergeant. He is a Hostage Negotiator for the District's Emergency Response Team, and is assigned to the Crisis Negotiating Team of the Pasadena Police Department. Capt. Garza began his career by receiving extensive gang awareness training, which allowed him to educate others on the dangers of gangs. He was also a DARE Instructor for two years and was a member of the Bike Patrol Unit. He is the President of the PISD Police Officers Association and was selected as the Officer Of The Year, 2000/2001. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on 05-12-04, and served as Patrol Supervisor and Administrative Sergeant. David serves on the Board of the Texas Municipal Police Officers Association. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and is a TCLEOSE Instructor. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 2-7-12 and oversees Patrol, Detectives, Fleet, Special Assignments and Records.
Captain Mario Saldivar
Captain Saldivar has served as a Texas Police Officer since 1974, and has a Master Peace Officer Certification. He began his career with the University of Houston Police and also served with the Texas Medical Center Police Department before joining the Pasadena Independent School District Police in September, 1991. In 1995, he was assigned to the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program and is a member of the Texas Gang Investigators Association. He developed and produced the SAVE OUR KIDS program to teach 5th graders in the South Houston Schools. The program helps develop self-esteem and resistance to drugs and gangs. He also presents drug and gang awareness classes to all grade levels, and talks to students about law enforcement careers, student safety concerns and dating violence. He conducts seminars for faculty and parents and all courses are presented in English and Spanish. Beginning the 2011-2012 school year, he was assigned as the Department's Training Coordinator and Dispatch Supervisor. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 2-7-12 and assigned as Administrative Captain in charge of Communications, ICAC, Training, Crossing Guards, Evidence, Inventory and Support Services.