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Farmersville ISD police chief resigns

by | Jun 3, 2021 | Latest

Farmersville ISD Police Chief Brian Alford resigned last week after serving as head of the department since May 2018.

The school district’s direc­tor of communications, Corey Krick, released a statement last week. It read, “On Wednesday, May 26 the district became aware of a video that allegedly depicts the district’s chief of police at a party where under­age students were present and consuming alcohol. On Thurs­day, May 27, the chief of police voluntarily submitted his resig­nation letter and the district has accepted it.”

Alford indicat­ed via text to The Farmersville Times that he had no fur­ther comment about his resignation.

The video Krick referred to is report­ed to have begun circulating on social media recently.

A 24-second vid­eo was also posted by an East Texas online news site with copy that alleged an off-duty police officer was at a party where intoxicated minors were present.

Krick said the district will begin the search for Alford’s replacement im­mediately.

“We will han­dle it like any other FISD job vacancy in that we will post the position and be­gin interviews,” she said. “We do not have a set timeline for this process as we in­tend to find the best candidate.”

According to the district website, “the responsibility for the overall direction and focus of law enforcement and crime prevention rests with the office of the chief of police.”

Prior to accepting the posi­tion as the FISD chief, Alford was a lieutenant with the city of Farmersville Police De­partment. He had also been employed with Hunt County Department of Homeland Security and with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office where he worked as a patrol lieuten­ant, narcotics lieutenant and jail administrator.

Alford also served as mili­tary police conducting traffic accident investigation, serving as a protective service officer and as a patrol officer with the U.S. Army.

No additional information has been released by Farmers­ville ISD.

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By Chad Engbrock[email protected]

American Heart Assoc.

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