Meet the Officers

Meet the Officers 

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Sergeant T. Morris has served as a Texas Police Officer since 1994. He received his Basic Peace Officer certification from Houston Community College in 1993. He has served as a K-9 handler and is currently assigned to Patrol as a member of the Emergency Response Team and Bike Patrol. He is a licensed EMT and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification along with a T.C.O.L.E. Instructor certificate. Sergeant Morris is also a court expert for Graphology (handwriting analysis) and was selected as 2005-2006 Officer of the Year. He is a member of the Pasadena I.S.D. Police Officers Association and is the 2011 President of T.M.P.A. June 11, 2012, Sergeant Morris was assigned the position of Detective. On August 5, 2015, Morris was promoted to Sergeant, supervising patrol. Sergeant Morris, currently, is the Administrative Sergeant for the department.

Sergeant J. Grice has been a Police Officer since 2002 and has proudly served his entire career with the Pasadena I.S.D. Police Department.  Sergeant Grice currently holds a Master Peace Officer License and is one of the Department Firearms Instructors. During his tenure, Sergeant Grice has served as an Explosive Ordinance Detection K-9 handler, Emergency Response Team Training Officer, and he was a founding member of the Department Honor Guard.  Sergeant Grice was also assigned as the Department Detective in May of 2015.  Grice was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on January 4, 2016 and oversees patrol.

Sergeant L. Smith, II joined the Department on 02-11-08.  He formerly served as a Dispatcher and Deputy for Precinct 1, Harris County, Texas.  Sergeant Smith served as a K-9 handler with his partners "Brutus" & "Hank". Sergeant Smith is also certified in Basic and Advanced S.W.A.T and an instructor of the department's Emergency Response Team. In 2015 Sergeant Smith was named the department's Officer of the Year. Sergeant Smith is also a certified A.L.I.C.E instructor and heavily involved with the training of district staff. Sergeant Smith is also assigned to the City of Pasadena' S.W.A.T. team. Smith promoted to the rank of Sergeant and currently supervises our patrol officers.  

Officer M. Lenting joined the P.I.S.D. P.D. on 06-16-04.  He received his Basic Peace Officer Certification from Alvin Community College and brings experience from the commercial world. Officer Lenting was named the Officer of the Year for 2013.

Officer J. Scarafile joined the Department on 12-3-09. He brings eight years’ experience from the Deer Park Police Department and served as a United States Army Officer in Armor Division. Officer Scarafile is a Master Peace Officer and certified T.C.O.L.E. instructor specializing in Standard Field Sobriety Testing and Drug Recognition. In 2014 Officer Scarafile became a state licensed EMT and currently assists with the training of Intermediate Impact Weapons, Handcuffing, Firearms and the Department's Emergency Response Team. Recently, Officer Scarafile has been assisting with training the department on evidence collection and submission with the department's Evidence Custodian. Officer Scarafile is also a certified crisis/hostage negotiator and serves on the department's Crisis Negotiations Team. In 2014 Officer Scarafile was named the Officer of the Year. Officer Scarafile is also part of the department's Honor Guard Team.

Officer R. Ontiveros joined the Department on 11-8-10. Officer Ontiveros attended the University of Houston's Downtown Police Academy. After completing the academy Officer Ontiveros was sworn to service with the La Marque Police Department where he completed Basic S.W.A.T. training through Texas Tactical Police Officer Association. Officer Ontiveros also worked with Galveston Police Department as a patrol officer. Between his service assignments as a police officer, Officer Ontiveros worked in the private sector as a security officer for NASA's Johnson Space Center.  

Officer K. Wilson joined the Department on 11-16-10.  He received his Basic Peace Officer certification from University of Houston in October 2010.  He previously served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department as a detentions officer. Recently, Officer Wilson has been certified in the Collection and Preservation of Evidence through Harris County Sheriff's Office. Officer Wilson is also a member of the department's Honor Guard.

Officer J. Barrera returned to the Department on 5-18-12.  Officer Barrera has more than 15 years’ experience in law enforcement, having previously served 11 years with P.I.S.D.  He is assigned to Patrol. Officer Barrera has been assigned to Gang Awareness training, bike patrol and has actively mentored on the high school level. Currently, Officer Barrera serves on Patrol and is a member of the department's Crisis Negotiations Team. Officer Barrera holds an Advanced Peace Officer License and Advanced Certifications in Handwriting Analysis and Forged Documents.

Officer M. Spray joined the Department on 6-4-12.  Officer Spray is a graduate of Alvin Community College's Police Academy. He brings over 9 years training and experience as a Corrections Officer for Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division.  He is currently assigned to Patrol. Officer Spray is also a member of the departments Honor Guard Team. In 2021 Officer Spray was awarded Police Officer of the Year.
                    
Officer J. Reddell joined the Department on 5-15-13. He brings 26 years of experience from the Texas Department of Public Safety where he retired as a Sergeant for 19 years. A graduate of the State Police Academy, Officer Reddell is also a T.C.O.L.E. instructor and a Firearms Instructor and holds a Master Peace Officer License.

Officer M. Rodriguez joined the Department on 8-1-13 and is currently assigned to patrol.  He previously served in the Harris County Sheriff Department for 8 years and with Harris County Constable Precinct 6 for 1 year. In 2016 Officer Rodriguez was named the department's Officer of the Year. Officer Rodriguez is also a member of the department's Honor Guard Team.

Officer J. LaLonde joined the Department on 8-19-13. He brings 29 years of experience from the Houston Police Department assigned to both traffic and juvenile divisions. Officer LaLonde holds a Master Peace Officers License through the state of Texas.

Officer J. Pedraza joined the Department on 2-24-14 He graduated from the Houston Community College Police Academy and is currently assigned to Patrol and the departments Crisis Negotiations Team.  Officer Pedraza previously served with the Harris County Constable Precinct 6 and Precinct 2 Offices for 10 years, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant. While at Precinct 6, Officer Pedraza served as a firearms instructor and was a member of the Parole Task Force . Officer Pedraza has been actively involved in the department's Gang Awareness training for district staff members.

Officer D. Sonnier joined the Department on 2-25-14.  He graduated from the Houston Community College Police Academy is currently assigned to Patrol.  He previously served 6 months with the Klein I.S.D. Police. Officer Sonnier is currently assigned to patrol and also involved in teaching Gang Awareness to district staff members. In 2015 Officer Sonnier became a Crisis/Hostage Negotiator and is assigned to the department's Crisis Negotiations Team. Officer Sonnier is a member of the department's Honor Guard Team.

Officer M. Portillo joined the Department in 2015. Officer Portillo attended the University of Houston's Police Academy while working as a Corrections Officer for the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Officer Portillo is also an A.L.I.C.E. instructor for the department.

Officer A. Guajardo joined the Department in 2015. Formerly with P.I.S.D.'s Transportation Department as a mechanic, Officer Guajardo is graduate of the University of Houston's Police Academy. Officer Guajardo is currently assigned to patrol. 

Officer B. Waterman joined the Department in November 2015. Officer Waterman is a graduate of the University of Houston's Police Academy. Prior to the academy, Officer Waterman was employed by Baytown Police Department where she started as a corrections officer and completed her service in Baytown as an Administrative Assistant. 

Officer A. Murphy rejoined the Department in March of 2016. Officer Murphy began her law enforcement career as a court clerk. Graduating from the Harris County Sheriff's Office Police Academy, Murphy was sworn as a Deputy at Harris County Precinct 1. While at Precinct 1, Officer Murphy was assigned to Juveniles Division, Mental Health Division, and Vice. Upon her return to the P.I.S.D. P.D., Officer Murphy has been assigned to Investigations and department's Crisis Negotiations Team. Officer Murphy holds a Masters Peace Officer License, a T.C.O.L.E. Instructor Certification and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia College. Officer Murphy also acts as the department's Crime Victim's Liaison.

Officer J. Cruz joined the Department on May 18, 2017. Officer Cruz comes to our department after working 3 years of experience in the District's Technical Services department. In 2016 Officer Cruz attended the University of Houston's Downtown Police Academy and is a graduate of Sam Rayburn High School Class 2008.

Officer S. Aguirre was employed by the P.I.S.D. P.D. on 10-07-2013 as a Dispatcher. Officer Aguirre holds a Basic Telecommunicator license and was promoted to Crossing Guard Manager March of 2016 where she supervised 80 staff members and provides relief and assistance to the Dispatchers. Officer Aguirre also acts as Co-Webmaster for the department's website. In April of 2018, Aguirre completed the University of Houston's Downtown Police Academy and took her oath to become a police officer for our department.

Officer K. Jackson joined the Pasadena I.S.D. Police Department on 10/08/2018.  Officer Jackson brings to the department 25 years of experience from the Brenham Police Department, where he retired at the rank Sergeant.  Officer Jackson’s supervisory experience coupled with his experience in such areas as Patrol, Narcotics & Criminal Investigation, Public Information, Community Liaison, School Resource Division and SWAT will assist the department’s team efforts in providing a safe environment for all students and staff in the Pasadena Independent School District. Officer Jackson possesses a Master Peace Officer License, T.C.O.L.E. Police Instructor License and is a certified Field Training Officer.        

Officer J. Kimball, Joined the the Pasadena I.S.D. Police Department in July of 2019. Officer Kimball comes to the department with 9 years with Friendswood Police Department. Officer Kimball is a firearms instructor and holds an Advanced Peace Officer license. 

Officer B. Otero, joined our department in July of 2019. Officer Otero graduated from the Houston Community College Basic Police Academy in 2019.

Officer V. Garcilazo, graduated from the University of Houston Basic Police Officer Academy in October or 2018. In July of 2019 joined the Pasadena I.S.D. Police Department serving on patrol

Officer A. Razo,  graduated from Alvin Community College's Basic Peace Officer Academy in December of 2013. During his career Officer Razo served in various capacities for the Brazoria County Sheriff's Officer and Brazoria County Precinct 2 Constables offices. In December of 2019 Officer Razo joined the Pasadena I.S.D. Police Department serving on patrol.

Officer S. Wilson
 joined the Department on 11-18-13.  He graduated from the Houston Community College Police Academy is currently assigned to Patrol. Officer Wilson is also an A.L.I.C.E. instructor and one of the department's Defensive Tactics instructor with over twenty years in the private sector with photography, martial arts instruction and private security for concert events.

Officer A. Cavazos graduated from the University of Houston BPOC in October on 2010. Since graduating, Officer Cavazos has served Harris County Sheriff's Officer, Harris County Precinct 6 Constables Office and San Jacinto College. Officer Cavazos comes to us with 10 years experience. Currently, Officer Cavazos serves Pasadena I.S.D. Police as a patrol officer.