Yes, all officers wear body cameras.
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There are two ways to obtain a copy of an accident report: You can retrieve the report online at https://buycrash.lexisnexisrisk.com/ 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 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 submitting the legally-required annual report to the State of Texas regarding profiling information. The police department 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 department performs random video audits for each patrol officer every six months to determine no bias-based profiling is occurring.
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.
Yes. The Citizen’s Police Academy is held twice a year for Flower Mound citizens. For more information or if you are interested in enrolling contact Officer James Augenstein at 972.874.3388.
The only people allowed to ride out with a police officer are:
Yes. The Flower Mound Police Department offers Livescan (digital) finger printing services to Flower Mound Residents at no cost and to nonresidents for $20. The Flower Mound Police Department does not offer finger printing for immigration documents. This service is available from noon to 4:00 p.m. on 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.