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Newton I.S.D. Police Department

The Newton ISD Police Department supports and serves the district by

promoting selfless service, safety and assisting in the prevention of drugs and violence on our campuses.


The department's mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for

students, staff, visitors, and the community at large.



Newton ISD Police Department is a fully operational, community oriented policing agency that was approved for operation on March 31, 2022 by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. It operates primarily within the geographic area of Newton ISD: south of Burkeville, north of Deweyville, between Jasper Co. and the Louisiana state lines and encompasses 392 square miles. It provides law enforcement services to Newton Elementary School, Newton Middle School, Newton High School, as well as the administration building and alternative school campus. In addition it is also responsible for visitor management, emergency management, and  truancy. It is staffed by full time law enforcement offcers who were specifically chosen and specially trained for their roles in our district.  





Dispatch (NCSO)- 409-379-3637

Main Office- 409-420-6600

Chief’s Office- 409-420-6600 ext 2265

High School Office- 409-420-6600 ext 2124

Middle School Office- 409-420-6600 ext 3021

Elementary School Office- 409-420-6600 ext 4034



As Newton ISD continues progress on the new high school please be aware of construction workers and vehicles moving between the buildings; as well as students walking to and from their vehicles in the mornings and afternoons.

I.D. Reminder

Please remember that a valid government ID is required upon entry to ALL Newton ISD campuses.

Speed Zone

Remember that during the mornings and evenings the school zone speed limit on Hwy 190 is 35mph in front of the Middle and High Schools. Elementary School speed zone is 35mph from 7:30am-3:30pm.



Meet your Department! 

An image of Jared Lewis

Jared Lewis

An image of James Mitchell

James Mitchell

An image of Keith Franklin

Keith Franklin

An image of Rhonda Ruiz

Rhonda Ruiz


                                                                                                         A message from the Chief: 

    The Newton ISD Police Department acknowledges that our effectiveness depends upon the community’s support, acceptance of our authority, and approval of our actions.  Therefore, we intend to provide quality service to the students, staff, visitors and residents we serve. We believe strongly that working alongside our community is the best way to keep it safe. 

   I am committed to providing our Eagles and staff with an accountable, transparent, and successful law enforcement service. I intend to be accessible, visible, and accountable for the actions we take. Thank you for entrusting us with the safety and security of our future.  



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Complaint or Compliment Form


We WANT to hear from you; good or bad. Please fill this form out and submit it. Copies of this form can also be picked up at Newton ISD main office: 720 Rusk St. Newton, TX 75966