• Meet the EMS ISD Police Command Staff

    Chief Charles Ramirez 

    Chief Charles RamirezChief Charles “Charlie” Ramirez was hired in March 2021 as the Director of Safety and Security for EMS ISD to develop the EMS ISD Police Department and serve as its first chief. Ramirez came to EMS ISD from the Fort Worth Police Department, where he retired as the Assistant Chief after serving 29 years in enforcement and high impact leadership roles. 

    A Navy Veteran, Ramirez grew up in Blue Mound and attended EMS ISD schools, graduating from Boswell High School in 1985.  

     

     

    Captain Jon Grady 

    Sgt. Jon GradyCaptain Jon Grady is entering his fourth decade of law enforcement experience, having worked with the Fort Worth Police Department from 1982-2012. During that time, Grady worked in patrol, as a field training officer, as a sergeant, and finally 18 years as a lieutenant, including as the lieutenant over the FWPD School Safety Initiative, which included 54 officers in seven school districts. 

    For the last seven years, Grady served in the Mineral Wells ISD Police Department as a school resource officer in the district’s elementary schools before joining the new EMS ISD Police Department this summer. 

    “It is such a great opportunity to be on the ground floor of the new EMS ISD Police Department,” Grady said. “I look forward to my bringing my experience to provide for a safe and secure learning environment for our students and ensure that the staff and visitors feel safe and secure as well.” 

    Grady and Ramirez have a long history together. When Ramirez joined the FWPD, Grady served as his sergeant. Later in their careers, when Ramirez served as the FWPD Deputy Chief, Grady worked as his administrative aide. 

     

    Sergeant Gary Reynolds 

    Gary Reynolds, Captain in police DepartmentSergeant Gary Reynolds is a veteran law enforcement professional, serving 31 years in the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD). Reynolds retired in 2021 as a Lieutenant and, over the course of his career, worked in patrol as part of the gang unit and, ultimately, as the supervisor of the detective unit in the FWPD North Division. 

    Reynolds and his wife have lived in Saginaw since 2005 and both of his daughters graduated from Boswell High School. 

    “Working for EMS ISD Police is a unique opportunity since the department is being created from the ground up,” Reynolds said. “I’m honored to be a part of the first group of police officers to be in EMS ISD, and I look forward to serving in the school district that we have lived and participated in for so long.” 

     

    Sergeant Jerome Scott

    Seargent Jerome Scott EMS ISD Police Department

    Jerome Scott is a career law enforcement veteran, most recently retiring from the New Jersey Special Investigation Division where he served in various enforcement and high impact leadership roles for 25 years. His experience includes working as a state corrections officer and as a New Jersey Department of Corrections drill instructor. Scott was then appointed to the position of State Investigator for the New Jersey Office of Internal Affairs, serving as both a sergeant and principal investigator of the fugitive and proactive unit. Following that, Scott served on the New York/New Jersey US Marshal Fugitive Task for 16 years investigating violent crime warrants across the country.  

    Prior to his career in law enforcement, Scott served active duty in the United States Marine Corps. 

    Scott has worked as the lead security specialist at Saginaw High School for the past two years, allowing him to build a strong rapport with students and staff at that campus.   

    “As I reflect on my years of service, I also contemplate the opportunity to work with a school district to share my experiences and knowledge in support of the ongoing enhancement of the physical and emotional safety required in the 21st century school environment,” Scott said. “My wife has been an educator for more than 25 years and I have learned that a school’s mission is to create an environment where every child feels safe, valued, and nurtured during their K-12 journey.” 

    Security Supervisor Jeremy Lacy

    Security Supervisor Jeremy LacySecurity Supervisor Jeremy Lacy is a retired Captain from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Durning the course of Security Supervisor Lacy’s career with the Department of Corrections he worked as a Supervisor of the Gang Investigation Unit, Custody Captain, and Managed the Health Care Operations unit.  Supervisor Lacy is an Air Force Veteran and has lived in Saginaw since 2022 with his Wife and Daughter.

    “I am blessed to have the opportunity to work for Eagle Mountain School District”