The Superintendent and the Chief of Police of the Pasadena Independent School District take immense pleasure in presenting the




 Officer Manrique Portillo

 Officer Manrique Portillo

Officer Manrique Portillo, son of Manrique and Mirna Portillo, graduated from Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen, California in 2006. Officer Portillo moved to Texas shortly thereafter and started a career in retail sales and management.

Officer Portillo received his Basic Peace Officer License in 2014 after graduating the University of Houston - Downtown Police Academy.  Officer Portillo previously worked for Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 6 years as a detention officer.  On June 18, 2015, Officer Portillo was sworn in as an officer for the Pasadena ISD Police Department. Officer Portillo is currently assigned to Pasadena High School. Officer Portillo is also a member of the Pasadena ISD Police Emergency Response Team. District Administrators and fellow officers alike speak often of how well they appreciate Officer Portillo and his job performance and willingness to help at every turn.

On September 02, 2016, Officer Portillo was notified of a 13 year old Queens Intermediate student who had left campus in an unknown vehicle. Officer Portillo located the vehicle on camera, spoke with friends and family of the female student and determined she was picked up by a 23 year old male who the family said was attempting to date their daughter. Portillo waited for the vehicle to return the student to the school and subsequently arrested the male on several Class C charges. An interview of the male suspect and victim revealed the two had engaged in sexual activity and the suspect had immediate plans to take the victim to Mexico so they could be together. The suspect was subsequently charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Sexual Performance by a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. The victim was returned safely to her parents. Officer Portillo went above and beyond the call of duty to investigate a truancy call and uncover a situation where a child was being victimized and ultimately thwarted plans for her abduction.

Officer Portillo is happily married to his wife of one year, Anais Portillo, and is the father of two beautiful daughters, Aliana and Jocelyn. Anais Portillo serves as a Detention Officer for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

His dedication and commitment to the Pasadena Independent School District Police Department and the community he serves has earned him the distinction of being selected as the 2016 – 2017 Officer of the Year.

Dr. DeeAnn Powell Stewart Russell
Superintendent Chief of Police