Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our officers are peace officers commissioned by the Board of Trustees (School Board) for the District, per Texas Education Code 37.081as such a school district peace officer under the Texas code of criminal procedure article 2.12
Yes, officers are Texas Peace Officers who make up a specialized law enforcement agency.
Yes, our officers do indeed write real tickets. Citations (tickets) go to Justice of the Peace Court Pct 3 Judge Lucia Bates. Failure to contact the court may result in a warrant being issued.
Yes, school district officers have the authority to arrest an adult and take a juvenile into custody.
- Can district officers take action against a non-student if they are not on school district property?
Yes, if an officer witnesses an offense, they may take action.
Yes, wherever school district functions are held school district officers have authority on that property.
Yes, just as other law enforcement may respond to our officer's assistance, so may they respond to calls for assistance from other police departments.
You cannot pass a school bus when unloading or loading children. The only exception is if the roadway is divided, separating the road into two separate roads. The separation may be made by a concrete barrier or grassy median NOT by lines painted on the road.
The new law states that when approaching any emergency vehicle (police, fire, EMS, etc..) you must vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle if you are on a multi-lane roadway. If you only have one lane then you must slow to a speed not more than 20 MPH below the posted speed limit.
Your license can get suspended by a judge if you do not attend the mandatory tobacco awareness class after being convicted of possession of a tobacco product.
No, it is illegal to cut through any parking lot to turn onto one roadway from another roadway.
Yes, anyone can be arrested for any traffic violation except for speeding and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. It is at the officer's discretion on how to handle each situation.