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The Town does not spray routinely for nuisance mosquitoes. Spraying occurs only due to the identification of the presence of West Nile virus and is limited to the immediate 1/2 square mile area and is done so to aid in the reduction of mosquito borne infection in humans. Research has shown that spraying for adult mosquitoes is only about 2-3% effective, in that the spray must actually contact mosquitoes in order to kill them because there is no residual effect.
A much more effective means of controlling the mosquito population is to reduce the source and number of breeding areas. By eliminating areas of standing water and treating areas of standing water that cannot be eliminated with an effective, environmentally safe, mosquito larvicide, mosquito larvae can be reduced or eliminated. Only about 1% of mosquitoes are actually infected with the West Nile Virus, and only about 2% of the individuals that are bitten by an infected mosquito actually develop the symptoms of West Nile virus.
Remember: The chance that any one person is going to become ill with West Nile Virus from a single mosquito bite remains low. It is estimated that only 1 percent of the mosquitos out there at any given time are actually carrying the virus and that only 1-2 % of the people that are bitten by an infected mosquito develop full-stage symptoms of the disease. Statistically, the risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old, although people of all ages can become ill.
If you have any concerns about West Nile Virus or desire more information on this subject, please see the Mosquitos page , or go to the Texas Department of Health or the US Center for Disease Control .
The Town of Flower Mound does limit the number of children that may be kept in an in-home child care facility to six children under the age of 12 years old, plus three additional after-school children, for a total of nine children. This number also includes any children of the homeowner. In addition, the homeowner may not put out any type of sign or advertising at the property identifying it as a child care facility.
Interlibrary loan request forms are available online and at the Information Desk. The reference librarian will be happy to assist you. Please fill out the form completely and indicate the date no longer needed.
You will be contacted by telephone or email (as indicated by your choice in your library patron account) when the item arrives. The item will be held for you for five days. If the item is not picked up in the time allotted, it will be returned to the lending library and a cancellation notice will be put into your patron record. Three cancellation notices will result in ILL privileges being revoked. If you request material that cannot be obtained through ILL, the pertinent information will be noted in your patron record.
Interlibrary loan requests will be limited to three per borrower at a time. Requests for copies of periodical articles that do not need to be checked out are not limited.
The process takes approximately eight to ten weeks, depending on your rank on the eligibility list and factors in your background. Read more about the hiring process for the Flower Mound Police Department.
Generally three trips are necessary. One trip is for the initial testing, the second for the Preliminary Background Interview & Oral Review Board, and the third for the polygraph, psychological, and medical / drug screen. Contact us at 972.874.3330 for more information.
That depends on why you were disqualified. If you fail the written test, Row Evaluation, or the Oral Review Board, you may reapply at the next testing process. You may reapply after one year if you fail the psychological examination. Any other disqualification will result in a minimum disqualification of one year or possible permanent disqualification.
Non Offensive Tattoos are allowed to be visible. It is the policy of this agency that tattoos or brands that are prejudicial to good order are prohibited. Additionally, while on or off duty in uniform or on duty in civilian attire, employees are prohibited from exhibiting tattoos, body art, or brands that are offensive or demeaning to persons of ordinary sensibilities.
Beards and goatees are permitted, but must adhere to the traditional style and be kept neat, clean, and short.
Our current authorized strength is 104 Sworn Police Officers.
The law enforcement academies utilized by the Flower Mound Police Department typically range from 19 to 23 weeks long.
Yes. A study guide and practice examination is available for purchase from the exam manufacturer; however, this information is only provided to applicants who are invited to the Police Officer Examination.
A police officer must be at least 21 years old to be licensed in Texas. There is no maximum age limit to apply for the Flower Mound Police Department. As long as you are fit enough to pass the Row Evaluation, medical examination, and complete the police academy (if necessary), there are no physical limitations on who can apply.
The Flower Mound Police Department uses four different police academies to train new recruits. Once hired, Police Officer Recruits will be sent to the next academy of our choice.
No. We accept any classes from an accredited college or university as defined by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Rule 211.1(a)(3).
The written examination will be given in the morning. Those who pass will immediately participate in the Row Evaluation.
Our patrol officers work 12 hour shifts. We have two day-shifts, two night-shifts, and one noon to midnight shift, as follows:
Yes, a three year service commitment is required.
There are two ways to obtain a copy of an accident report: You can retrieve the report online at http://flowermoundtx.policereports.us/ or you can purchase a report by appearing at the records section of the Flower Mound Police Department at 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. There is an administrative fee of $6 for each copy regardless if you obtain the report online or in person. If you have questions in reference to acquiring a copy of an accident report, contact the records section at 972.874.3328.
Yes, all officers wear body cameras.
Yes, all patrol vehicles have multiple in-vehicle cameras.
The individual should call the Police Department at 972.539.0525 and request to speak to a supervisor to commend an officer or report a complaint or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Flower Mound Police Department take complaints seriously and will review the situation in-depth and take action if policy violations are discovered. It’s best to make this report as soon as possible to allow for adequate review of the situation.
The FMPD uses a nationally-recognized independent consultant to provide external oversight in the preparing of the legally-required annual racial profiling report submitted to the State of Texas. Additionally, the external consultant conducts quarterly audits of departmental records related to departmental data and racial profiling, and includes that in the annual report submitted to the state.
The department also voluntarily participates in the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program, which requires the department to submit yearly reports and an on-site inspection every four years to insure compliance with 168 required best practices relevant to efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk, and the protection of individual’s rights. Texas Commission on Law Enforcement provides State oversight regarding training and licensing regulations for both officers and dispatchers.
The Police Department provides an annual report to the SMARTGrowth commission, a local oversight body comprised of Flower Mound citizens. The report provides in-depth information regarding how the department is providing service with equity, effectiveness, and efficiency as required by ordinance. Commission members may ask questions and provide input on any of the presented material.
Sworn members of the department are tested on their bias-based profiling and use of force directives annually.
To ensure compliance, the police department uses a third-party for profiling, citation sampling review, and submiting the legally-required annual report to the State of Texas regarding profiling information. The police deparment also completes annual reports and undergoes an on-site inspection every four years through Texas Best Practices Program to confirm continued compliance with training and laws related to the directives.
In addition, the deparment performs random video audits for each patrol officer every six months to determine no bias-based profiling is occurrin
Yes, all officers are current with all mandated training and licensing requirements.
Senate Bill 1849 requires police officers with the basic police officer course to be trained in de-escalation techniques for limiting the use of force in public interaction every 48 months for those with a basic proficiency certificate. It is also part of the required training to obtain an intermediate or advanced proficiency certificate. This course includes communication skills and diffusion strategies training to avoid or resolve conflict.
During the police academy, cadets receive over 100 hours of instruction on the topics of multiculturalism, ethics, interacting with the public, racial profiling, crisis intervention training, and de-escalation.
Every peace officer who does not have an Intermediate Peace Officer License must take eight hours each of cultural diversity, crisis intervention, special investigative topics, and de-escalation training every four-year training cycle.
The State Legislature meets every two years, and legislators issue new mandates for relational training requirements. During the most recent session, State law-makers mandated all peace officers must complete the Civilian Interaction training. Every sworn officer of the Flower Mound Police Department has completed this mandatory training.
Crisis Intervention Training is required to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed or the date an officer applies for an intermediate proficiency certificate, whichever date is earlier. This training covers mental health, cognitive disorders, effective communication skills, etc.
The Flower Mound Police Department’s policies generally align with what is requested in the Campaign Zero "8 Can’t Wait" campaign recommendations, with differences that promote public safety and support best practices in policing.
For more information, please check out the document linked below to see how the FMPD’s policies compare to the “8 Can’t Wait” recommendations:
The Flower Mound Police Department has participated in two events, organized by City Career Fair that targets and delivers candidates from all classes covered under the Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964. This includes women, people of color, seniors, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. The Police Department did not attend the 2019 event because of the low event turnout and application rates in 2018. The organization’s 2020 career fair was rescheduled to occur later this year due to COVID-19.
CPS-HR Consulting provides the department with the Police Officer Entry Examination. Their test has been validated to adhere to the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures to comply with legal requirements adopted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Civil Service Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice.
Yes, you essentially have a team of officers that address problems in you neighborhood. View the beat maps to find out what officers are responsible for your area. If you would like to speak with the on-duty police officer who works your neighborhood, call the non-emergency number at 972.539.0525 to be transferred.
You may schedule a crime prevention program by contacting the Police Department at 972.874.3357. View crime prevention and education programs to learn more.
The only people allowed to ride out with a police officer are:
Yes. The finger printing service is offered to Flower Mound Residents at no charge and to nonresidents for $20. The Flower Mound Police Department does not offer finger printing for immigration documents. Finger printing service is available noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. For any additional questions contact the records section at 972.874.3328.
Yes. The Flower Mound Police Department offers free Vacation Watches as a service to Flower Mound residents. Vacation Watch Request Forms are available in the PD lobby or online. For your convenience the lobby is equipped with a secure drop box for Vacation Watch Request Forms to be submitted when the police records desk is closed. During a Vacation Watch, beat officers will attempt to drive by the location within a 24-hour period and may conduct a routine foot patrol around the residence. If another person will be staying at the dwelling in the absence of the resident(s), or the residence has an active alarm system, the level of police response will be adjusted accordingly. This service will be contingent upon things such as the level of other police activity, staffing levels, and other unforeseen circumstances at the time.
We encourage you to complete the form before the day you travel. If we have any questions or concerns about the information you provided we can attempt to contact you before you leave. The Flower Mound Police Department will attempt to patrol this location at least once in a 24 hour period and a routine foot patrol may be conducted. Level of service is dependent upon your answers to the questions on the Vacation Watch Request Form and our level of other police activity at the time of the patrol. A Vacation Watch shall last no longer than 30 days and shall only be permitted to be repeated on the same dwelling after a 30 day lapse between Vacation Watches. Vacation Watches can only be requested on single family dwellings.
You may also make a credit card payment for renewals at 877-356-7875.
Printed copies of the application are available at the Police Department Records Section at 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane. Once you have completed the printed application they may be mailed with your check to:Town of Flower MoundPO BOX 143186Irving, Tx 75014-3186
You may report such action to the Police Department and we will attempt to locate the vehicle. However, we may only take action if a police officer personally observes an offense.
Traffic signals should not be installed unless one of the warrants specified by the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) has been satisfied. The satisfaction of a warrant is not in itself justification for a signal. A traffic engineering study must be conducted to determine if the traffic signal should be installed.
The installation of a traffic signal requires sound engineering judgement and must balance the following, sometimes conflicting, goals: Move traffic in an orderly fashion, minimize delay to vehicles and pedestrians, reduce crash - producing conflicts, maximize capacity for each intersection approach.
The office is on the Southeast corner of the Morriss Road and Cross Timbers intersection.
HoursMonday - Friday7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Initiating service requires a completed application, a $60 deposit, and a $15 service fee. The application may be submitted in person or by fax. If you do not receive a call from a Utility Billing representative confirming your form has been received, please contact us at 972.874.6010. The deposit and the fee can either be paid at the time of application or can be billed to the account.
The Town of Flower Mound accepts payment by check, cash, cashier’s check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, and automatic bank draft. We have a night drop box available 24-hours a day located at Town Hall inside glass doors at the south entrance. An inside window is available: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You may also pay your bill online.
If an emergency leak is discovered and you require assistance turning off the water after hours, please call 972-539-0525 and the appropriate personnel will contact the Service Department to come and turn off your water.
Call the Utility Billing Division number when your repairs are finished for your water to be turned back on. Yes, it is okay if the plumber turns it back on and most often they do.
If the leak causes your bill to go up higher than normal, contact the Utility Billing Division to see if an adjustment is available.
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