Frequently Asked Questions
Can Texarkana ISD officers do everything other police departments can do?
Yes, our police officers are Texas peace officers fully certified by TCLEOSE given the same duties, authorities, and immunities as all other Texas Peace Officers.
What makes our district officers different from the Sheriff's department, the municipal police, or the constables?
Our district police officers make up a specialized law enforcement agency.
Do our police officers write real tickets, and what happens to the tickets they write?
Yes, our officers do indeed write real tickets. Once issued, they go to either Pct. 1 place 1 or place 2 Justice of the Peace courts. If an individual is ticketed and fails to contact the court, a warrant for his/her arrest may be issued.
Can our officers arrest adults and/or juveniles?
Yes, our officers have this authority, just like any other peace officer in the state of Texas.
Can our officers take action against a non-student if they are not on school district property?
Yes, if an officer witnesses an offense, he will take action and let the agency that has primary jurisdiction in the area know what has occurred.
Do Texarkana ISD officers have any authority at school functions that are not held on district property (i.e. prom, graduation, sporting events)?
Yes, wherever TISD functions are held, our officers have authority on the property.
If other police departments need assistance, can our officers respond?
Yes, just as other law enforcement may respond to our officers' assistance, so may we respond to calls for assistance from other police departments.