Katy ISD Police Department Command Staff
Robert E. Jinks, LCC
Chief of Police
Chief Jinks graduated from Katy High School and began his Law Enforcement career in 1977. He worked with several local Law Enforcement agencies before coming to Katy ISD in 1984 as a Security Specialist.
Chief Jinks was appointed to the steering committee to study the feasibility of forming a school district police department, culminating in a School Board resolution that established the Katy ISD Police Department in December of 1988. He was then appointed to the rank of Sergeant.
Chief Jinks graduated from the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute Leadership and Command College, holds a professional designation of LCC, and has a Master Peace Officer certification. As a requirement for LCC graduation, he completed a research paper that was published in the Texas Police Journal in November of 2005.
Chief Jinks is a member of the Houston Area Police Chief's Association. He was also a member of the Texas School District Police Chiefs' Association where he held a seat on the executive board.
Robert Keith Meier, LCC
Keith Meier is a native of Hitchcock Texas, where he graduated high school. Keith began police dispatching in 1972 and graduated from the law enforcement academy in March 1974. During his career, Keith has worked patrol, warrants, marine search and rescue, criminal investigations and fire investigations. Keith spent his first 14 years of law enforcement in the Galveston County area before coming to Katy in 1988. He joined Katy ISD in November 1988 as a security specialist and was one of the 5 original members of the Katy ISD Police Dept.
Deputy Chief Meier graduated from the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute Leadership and Command College, holds a professional designation of LCC, and has a Master Peace Officer certification. He is a law enforcement instructor and is the training coordinator for the Katy ISD Police Department.
Keith and his wife Karen enjoy fishing and riding his Harley.
Kevin L. Tabor, LCC
Captain Kevin L. Tabor was born in Houston, Texas. Upon graduating from Macarthur High School in Houston, Texas, he enlisted in the United States Army serving as an Infantryman with the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California before reenlisting as a Military Policeman with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Upon completion of his military service, Captain Tabor graduated as the Honor Graduate of the Houston Community College Police Academy in 1995.
Captain Tabor has been with the Katy ISD Police Department since 1997 and currently serves as the Operations Bureau Commander. He has served in various roles within the department, including Support Services Bureau Commander, patrol Corporal and Sergeant, gang investigator, K9 handler, bicycle patrol, TASER instructor, TCOLE police instructor, and hostage negotiator.
Captain Tabor is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Leadership and Command College with a professional designation of LCC. He also holds a Master Peace Officer certification and a Police Instructor certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Captain Tabor earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University.
Captain Tabor is a member of the Katy ISD Police Officers Association, Texas Municipal Police Officers Association, The Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, The Texas Gang Investigators Association, The Bill Blackwood Leadership Command College Alumni Association,The Houston Area Police Chiefs Association, The Texas School Districts Police Chiefs Association as well as a past Regional Director for the Texas Association of School Resource Officers.
Ivan B. Nelson, LCC
Captain-Support Services Bureau
Captain Ivan B. Nelson hails from Corpus Christi, Texas. Captain Nelson began his career in Law Enforcement in 1985 with the Nueces County Sheriff's Department. He relocated to Katy, Texas in May of 2000.
Captain Nelson joined the Katy ISD Police Department in June of 2000 where he has served in various roles within the Department including D.A.R.E./P.O.W.E.R. Officer, Community Service/D.A.R.E. Supervisor, Campus Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Corporal, and Patrol Shift Sergeant.
Captain Nelson is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute Leadership and Command College, holds a professional designation of LCC, and has a Master Peace Officer certification through TCOLE.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Mr. Ruben Martinez began employment with Katy ISD in December, 2017 as the Emergency Management Coordinator with duties that include developing and implementing a district-wide, all hazards, emergency response plan while facilitating campus safety and security reviews as required by state law and local policies. Mr. Martinez also coordinates district emergency responses; provides district staff training in security and emergency management and establishes liaison for district emergency efforts with surrounding municipalities.
Mr. Martinez is originally from El Paso, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after serving 24 years with the United States Marine Corps.