Q. Are Forney ISD Police Officers REAL Police Officers?
A. Yes. All Forney ISD PD Officers are licensed peace officers. They are certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Q. Is the Forney ISD Police Department open 24 hours a day?
A. No. The Forney ISD Police Department hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our officers work campus events and district athletic events after normal business hours. After hours and weekend emergencies are forwarded to the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office through a Memorandum of Understanding. The KCSO will then forward the case to the FISD Police Department for resolution.
Q. Can Forney ISD Police Officers make arrests off campus?
A. Yes. They have statewide authority to make arrests both on and off campus.
Q. What role do district Police Officers play in school discipline?
A. None. Police officers are not disciplinarians and should not be used as such. Our role is to investigate violations of law and ordinances in accordance with the authority and power specified by Board Policy. While police actions/classifications may result in the assignment of disciplinary consequence, discipline is the responsibility of the campus administrators.
Q. What is the jurisdiction of the Forney ISD Police Department?
A. Board Policy CKE (LOCAL) specifies this jurisdiction as: “…all territory in the boundaries of the district and all property outside the boundaries of the district that is owned, leased, or rented by or otherwise under the control of the district and the board that employ the peace officer or security personnel or that enter into a memorandum of understanding for the provision of a school resource officer.” Education Code 37.081(a)
Q. Can a Forney ISD Police Officer issue a traffic ticket?
A. Yes. Forney ISD Police Officers are authorized to issue traffic citations. Forney ISD Officers will monitor speed in school zones using radar, on or off school property.
Q: What court do I go to if I get a ticket?
A: Tickets issued by Forney ISD Police Officers are adjudicated in the Justice of the Peace Courts in Kaufman County.
Q: What happens if I don't pay my ticket?
A: If you do not appear in court or pay your fine, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest. Any police officer may arrest you once the warrant is issued.
Q: I need to speak with someone regarding an issue that occurred on my child's school bus away from their campus. Whom do I call?
A: Call the Forney ISD Police Department at (469)762-4357. After hours calls will be answered the following business day.
Q. I am working with a Forney ISD PD Campus Officer on a campus investigation. I need to contact the campus officer working my case. What number do I call?
A. Call the officer directly at his/her campus. If you do not receive a call-back by the end of the business day, please call the Forney ISD Police Department at (469)762-4357 and ask for a supervisor.
Q. Can Forney ISD PD Officers work outside police extra jobs not affiliated with the Forney ISD?
A. Yes. Outside extra jobs go through an administrative review and departmental approval process. You may frequently see a FISD Police Officers in a FISD uniform working events outside our primary jurisdiction such as traffic control, community events, churches, restaurants, movie theaters, and sporting events.