UT System Police Featured Officer of the Month


July 2015

John W. Siverand, Jr.

UT Medical Branch Galveston PD



My name is John W. Siverand Jr. I have a lovely wife Monica Siverand with three exciting children JaMarcus, Desmond and Brandy. I was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. I attended Houston Community College (BPOC) and graduated in July of 2007. I was later hired by the Houston (ISD) Police Department from 10/08/2007 to 06/04/2010.
I took a giant step forward and was hired on by U.T. System Police Department at Galveston on 06/07/2010. This was rewarding to me because I once worked as a guard for UTMB.
I attended and graduated from the first U.T. System Police Officer Lateral Academy held at U.T. System Police headquarters in Austin. While employed with U.T. Galveston I was selected to attend TEEX Central Texas Police Academy, and was certified as an Instructor in Personal Defense Spray (OC), PPCT Defensive Tactics.
I also attended ASP Tactical Baton Instructors course given by ASP at TDCJ (Office of Inspector General) in Huntsville, Texas. I am certified as a TCOLE Basic Instructor.
In terms of other related experience, I worked for Texas Department of Criminal Justice System for five years including three years at a minimum custody farm (Ramsey III) located in Rosharon, Texas, and two year at Jester IV psychiatric facility located in Richmond, Texas. During this time I was introduced to Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) and defensive tactics training.

The last two years at Jester IV facility I was introduced to a five men team system, designed to remove offenders from cell and other areas of the facility. Every member has a specific duty during the cell extraction. The extraction can be very intense at time due to the physical strength and resistance of combative offenders.

Last, I am excited to be a part of U.T System because my training has been accelerated to new heights in many areas. I was given the opportunity be a part of a new training system “Situational Training in a Close Quarter, (The Box)”. This style of training was organized and designed by Assistant Chief Anthony Curry.

“I believe that everyone has a special skill or ability and, to be a good leader you must be able to get the very best out of his or her ability or skill. In many facets of life the “The Egos” get in the way and can cause an individual to lose focus of the bigger picture (together we can win the war). Because, when you get into that one fight you may not be able to overcome, it may be that very person who you chose not to give him or her very best, who could save your life. We are linked together, the lead engine is powerful but, the caboose is still connected.”


Click the links below to go directly to prior Officers of the Month


April 2015

Cynthia Loredo

UT Southwestern Medical Center

May 2015

Pablo Lopez

UT Pan American

June 2015

Wayne Smith

UT Houston PD

January 2015

Robert Major

UT San Antonio PD

February 2015

Adela Leal

UT Health Science Center San Antonio PD

March 2015

Jacob Corbitt

UT Medical Branch - Galveston

October 2014

Diego Mata

UT Pan American PD

November 2014

John Morrison

UT Arlington PD

December 2014

Jason Rask

UT Austin PD

July 2014

Officer Carolina Villareal

UT Austin PD

August 2014

Officer Robert Trimyer

UT Health Science Center San Antonio PD

September 2014

Stacey Rotunno

UT Dallas PD


April 2014

Gordon Firth

UT Dallas PD

May 2014

John Armstead

UT Houston PD

June 2014

Rey Trevino

UT Brownsville PD


January 2014

Robert DeRohn

UT San Antonio PD

February 2014

Joel Rivera

UT Arlington PD

March 2014

Natalie Rodriguez

UT Health Northeast PD


October 2013

Bobby Lane

UT San Antonio PD

November 2013

Charles Bonnet

UT Austin PD

December 2013

Kevin Gray

UT Houston PD


July 2013

Perla Noriega

UT Brownsville PD

August 2013

Jason Taylor

UT Austin PD

September 2013

Laura Davis

UT Austin PD


April 2013

Samantha Carter

UT Austin PD

May 2013

Jerry Blanco

UT Arlington PD

June 2013

David Sedmak

UT HSC San Antonio


January 2013

Clifford A. Douglas

UTMB Galveston PD

February 2013

Ashley Griffin

UT Austin PD

March 2013

Homar Bahena

UT Brownsville PD


October 2012

Scott H. Barnwell

UT MD Anderson PD

November 2012

Liju George

UT Southwestern PD

December 2012

Brandy Elliot

UT Tyler PD


July 2012

Molly Ralph

UT Pan American PD

August 2012

Joseph Michael Pasqua

UT Austin PD

September 2012

Dava Barnhart

UT Austin PD


April 2012

Angelia Lemmonds

UT MD Anderson PD

May 2012

Adam Jones

UT Southwestern PD

June 2012

Stefan Happ

UT MD Anderson PD




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