Dumas ISD has it's own police department, one of three in Region 16 to have one.

Dumas, Dalhart and Highland Park ISD's each have their own district police departments.  Dumas has had theirs since 1998.

The Texas Education Code permits school districts to create their own police departments.

Not only does Dumas ISD have it's own police department but the schools utilize hundreds of security cameras everywhere on school property.  They also drill often and, with the police on site they are great ambassadors to the students.