Adam Henderson, Sergeant
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 04:00 pm: |
The Texas Transportation Code (TTC) defines the authority of crossing guards (below). If you believe that a crossing guard is acting outside of their authority, please contact our non-emergency number at 972.292.6010 and ask that a police officer respond to ensure that all laws are being appropriately followed. Thank you.
Adam J. Henderson, Sergeant
Public Information Officer
TTC Sec. 542.501. OBEDIENCE REQUIRED TO POLICE OFFICERS AND TO SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS. A person may not wilfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order or direction of:
(1) a police officer; or
(2) a school crossing guard who:
(A) is performing crossing guard duties in a school crosswalk to stop and yield to a pedestrian; or
(B) has been trained under Section 600.004 and is directing traffic in a school crossing zone.