Leander ISD is pleased to announce that Lucretia “Shā” Rogers has been selected as the district’s Executive Director of Safety and Security after the Board approved the hiring at Thursday’s meeting. This position will transition to Chief of Police after the LISD Police Department has been approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., said that Rogers brings an elite level of training, experience and talent to the creation of the Leander ISD Police Department.

“With the safety of our students, staff and families being our number one priority, we took great care in selecting a leader for this department who brings an uncanny balance of technical skill and experience in police work and a passion and compassion for helping others fulfill their potential,” Gearing said. “I am excited to work closely with Chief Rogers to serve and protect each and every member of our #1LISD family.”

Rogers has served as the assistant chief of police in the Houston ISD police department since 2018, following several years in the department as a campus officer and criminal investigator. She began her career in law enforcement in 2011 as a patrol deputy for the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department and Precinct 4 Constable’s Office in Bryan. Prior to entering the field, Rogers served as a licensed vocational nurse for over a decade.

“Thank you to Dr. Gearing and staff for this wonderful opportunity,” Rogers said. “I am excited and honored to join the LISD community and look forward to fostering positive relationships and creating a safe and nurturing environment for our students, staff and community.” 

At the November 30, 2023 Board meeting, Trustees adopted a resolution to create the Leander ISD Police Department to meet the requirements of House Bill 3 in the 88th Texas Legislature’s regular session. The Board also approved an amendment to the current 2023–24 budget to provide funding for 10 Single-Role Marshals and administrative positions, including the Chief of Police. 

In Rogers’ new role, she will lead and direct certified police officers, Single-Role Marshals and other administrative personnel. Rogers will ensure the team is adequately staffed, trained and equipped to accomplish its goals, enhancing the safety and security of the district but also fostering safe learning and teaching environments in our schools. This will involve keeping culture and relationship-building at the forefront of the department’s mission.

Rogers received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Houston-Downtown. She completed a Master of Arts degree in criminology through the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in executive educational leadership through Houston Christian University’s College of Education and expects to complete the program by May 2026.