Since 2013, the Town of Cross Roads has been serviced by the Northeast Police Department (NEPD) through an interlocal agreement with the City of Krugerville. The Town received notification in late March 2021, that Krugerville was terminating the agreement effective September 30, 2021. While the Town made efforts to renegotiate an agreement, we were also preparing for the creation of the Cross Roads Police Department, if needed. The agreement provides that the NEPD assets will be divided 70/30 with Cross Roads receiving 70% of the assets.
This page is designed as a resource for the community to keep them abreast of activities leading the establishment of the Cross Roads Police Department.
At the July 6th Council Meeting, the Town Council unanimously voted to rescind its offer to hire Brian Windham. In a second motion, the Council approved to extend a conditional offer of employment to Shaun Short as the first Chief for the Cross Roads Police Department contingent on successfully passing a full background check.
Citizen Comment Form on Police Chief Candidates Please complete this form after you have had a chance to listen to the final three applicants at the Community Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 26th at 9:00am. Comment forms can be submitted at the event or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can be received by noon on Saturday, June 26th for Council consideration.
- Cross Roads is committed to maintaining the salaries of any NEPD officers that transfer over to the Cross Roads PD.
- Cross Roads is committed to officer safety. The first draft budget includes a Chief, two Sergeants, six Patrol Officers and an Administrative Assistant. We understand the need to grow the department as the community sees continued growth.
- Cross Roads is committed to funding the Cross Roads Police Department with current revenue streams without the need to implement and ad valorem (property) tax.
- The NEPD Interlocal Agreement committed the Town of Cross Roads to paying $982,642 for Fiscal Year 2021 for police services. Preliminary budget estimates indicates the Cross Roads Police Department will cost approximately $1,250,000 for Fiscal Year 2022, which is well within the Town’s funding ability.
- The Northeast Municipal Court will dissolve and assets will be split accordingly.
- Cross Roads PD already has an established agency ID with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.