LOCAL POLICE PROCEDURES
When the police arrest someone, they take away that person’s fundamental right to freedom. Consequently, there are several local police procedures to follow before police can make a legal arrest so that our rights remain protected.
Many towns and cities in Texas have different procedures. So, even if a nearby town is listed here the procedures may be vastly different. For example, the procedures in Keller will be different than those in Southlake, despite being neighboring towns.
Police Departments design these procedures to:
- Protect police officers’ physical safety,
- Help the officer document the arrest, or
- Help the officer avoid making a legal mistake which could ruin the prosecution’s case.