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For further questions, contact us at 972-625-1887.
For further questions, contact us at 972-625-1887.
For further questions, contact us at 972- 625-1887.
The law requires police agencies to investigate traffic accidents that result in injury or damage to property in excess of one thousand dollars. For most vehicles on the road today, you would be surprised at the relative small amount of visible damage one thousand dollars entails. The following are a few tips to follow if you are involved in a traffic accident. For further questions, contact us at For further questions, contact us at 972-625-1887.
Don't be dissuaded in filing an accident report trying to keep it off of your driver's license history. Even if the accident is not your fault, your driver's license history will show an "accident." However, it is better to explain the circumstances surrounding the accident to your insurance carrier, than to have false information given by the other driver who has now vanished leaving you with no recourse available.
The police department provided the service several years ago to help citizens who locked their keys in their cars. However, with the complex electric door locking systems on most cars today and new devices installed to prevent auto theft, this is now a job best left to a trained locksmith to avoid damage to vehicle door locking systems. However, there is an exception, when a child or person is locked inside a vehicle, we will dispatch a patrol officer along with an ambulance to try to get the person out of the vehicle as quickly as possible. During temperature extremes, it does not take very long for serious medical conditions to develop if the person is not removed from the vehicle in a timely manner. For more information, contact us at 97February 625, 1887.
One of the scariest things is to believe there is someone in your home. Should you come home to an open home, do not enter the house! You should go to a neighbor's home, or if a cellular phone is available, get in your car and leave to a safe area. Call the police dispatcher on 911 and report your home is unsecured. The dispatcher will send officers to your home to be sure there is no one inside. You may see the officers draw their weapons before entering, this a normal practice when checking or "clearing" a house or building. Once there has been a determination there is no one in the home, you may accompany the officers inside to see if anything has been taken or disturbed.
Contact your local police department as soon as possible to generate a police report. Even if the Identity Theft has taken place in another city or state, you will need to show proof you have made contact with a police agency. For more answers to this rising crime, go to the Consumer Identity Theft website or ID Theft Center website. For more information, contact us at 97February 625, 1887.
We should determine first the definition of an emergency. Anything that compromises the safety of an individual or a crime in progress is a good general rule to use the 911 system. These include traffic accidents where people are hurt, assaults, fights, fires, and medical emergency calls. Our communications personnel dispatch for both police, fire, and EMS We understand that in times of difficulty, 911 is the easiest number to remember.
But it should be used only in true emergencies. You may no doubt talk to the same person on the other end of the telephone, but the 911 system can become overloaded if non-emergency calls are placed into the system. For non-emergency calls such as barking dogs, vehicle complaints or to report criminal offenses that have already occurred, or similar calls "not in progress," we would prefer that you use 972-625-1887 our non-emergency dispatch center number.
Visitors to the jail should enter through the jail lobby at the far east end of the Police building. Visiting hours are held from 2 to 4 p.m. daily. All persons requesting a jail visit are required to provide photo identification and are subject to search in order to maintain the security of the jail. Visitation is limited to a maximum of 20 minutes per visitor but may be less depending on the jail staff work load, current prisoner population, and number of other visitors for the day. For more information, contact us at 972-625-1887.
To be legally operated on a public street or highway, a motor vehicle must have a certificate of title and be properly registered with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). In general, TXDOT does not authorize the issuance of certificates of title for mini motorcycles. Therefore, the mini motorcycles are not eligible for registration. The main reason is that the majority of mini motorcycles lack a manufacturer's certificate of origin or equivalent document which is required for titling. Also the vehicles do not meet the equipment standards required by federal and Texas law. In addition, only DPS-approved moped models may be registered in Texas. Currently, no mini motorcycle model is on the list of approved mopeds.
Some buyers have been told that mini motorcycles can be legally operated on low speed streets because they qualify as "motor assisted scooters" under Section 551.301, Transportation Code. However, under Section 551.301, a "motor assisted scooter" must have a "deck" on which the operator can stand and an engine not exceeding 40 cc. Mini motorcycles not only lack a deck for standing, but most models have an engine displacement exceeding the 40 cc limit.
Because mini motorcycles cannot currently be titled and registered, they cannot be legally operated on public streets and highways. Moreover, because mini motorcycles are "motor vehicles" they cannot be ridden on sidewalks. And please, wear a safety helmet. For more information go to Texas Department of Public Safety or you can contact us at 972-625-1887.