Posted on: August 24, 2016

New Gear Offers More Protection from Active Shooters

police officers wearing bullet proof vests

The City of Allen will purchase specialized gear to protect police officers from active shooters.

City council members approved the $75,000 expense during the Aug. 23 meeting. The new gear will include 100 steel vests and Kevlar helmets along with face...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

IRS Scam Callers on the Rise - Hang UP then Report IT!

irs scam alert

Allen Police warn residents that IRS impersonators have changed their tactics in order to trick people into sending payment to iTunes and other types of gift cards. It's a scam - do not give them any information, hang up, then report the crime.

TIGTA (...Read on...

IRS Impersonation Scam Update
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Do You Know When to Stop for a School Bus?

school bus traffic infographic

Texas law requires drivers to stop when a school bus is stopped and operating a visual signal. But many drivers are confused about when the law applies.

According to Texas statute, a driver – traveling in either direction – must stop when approaching a...Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

New Speed Limits Coming to 3 Allen Roads

pavement with yellow lane markings and speed limit signs

Allen is raising speed limits on three roads, following studies by the city’s Engineering Department. The changes affect a trio of recently-constructed roadways: Ridgeview Drive, Stockton Drive and Curtis Lane.

Texas transportation code sets the speed ...Read on...

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