RED OAK

A Dallas Police officer was arrested March 20 by Red Oak Police for sexual contact with a child.

Terance Terale Thompson, 36, was taken without incident on a warrant served at Dallas Police headquarters.

According to a release from the Dallas Police Department, Thompson has served with the department for the past eight years and is currently assigned to the Legal Services Unit. He is on paid administrative leave pending an internal affairs administrative investigation.

Dallas Police Department Sgt. Warren Mitchell stated the mission of the Legal Services Unit is to serve the Dallas Police Department by acting as a liaison between the police, other city departments, and various agencies within the criminal justice system.

The unit works to enhance consistency in case filings by establishing and maintaining an orderly, simplified, and coordinated system of processing criminal cases and warrants. The department also coordinates the collection of information for claims against the Department and its employees received from Risk Management and the City Attorney’s Office.

After his arrest, Thompson was transported and booked into the Red Oak City jail and later transferred to the Wayne McCollum Detention Center in Waxahachie.

Records from the detention center website show Thompson as an inmate in the facility. He was booked into the detention center at 2:34 a.m. on March 22.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald stated Thompson remains segregated from other inmates per ECSO policy. As of Friday, he remains in custody with a bond totaling $150,000.