That's a pretty good analogy. They probably are Fairview Police officers, they just get their dispatch services from Collin County SO. Several cities in Collin County operate like this and they all use the same talkgroups. They also back each other up. It is not unusual to see Deputies and Police Officers from other cities answer calls or provide backup to officers in your town. They all work together. Many counties with small PDs operate in similar fashion.bownasterm said:Oh i see so they sort of operate like deputies, except their "beat" is just the city of fairview?