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Posted on: August 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Former Frisco Police Officer Terminated and Arrested

Former Frisco Police Officer Terminated and Arrested

 FRISCO, TX – The Frisco Police Department has terminated and arrested 35-year-old John Hoover.  He had been employed as a police officer when allegations surfaced that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old Frisco ISD student.   Separate internal and criminal investigations into Hoover’s alleged actions and gross misconduct led to his termination and ultimate criminal arrest.

The department was made aware of the allegations on the night of Sunday, August 8, and immediately began an investigation.  On Wednesday, August 11, Hoover was terminated from his position with the department.  

A criminal investigation, running concurrently with the internal investigation, was also conducted.  On Friday, August 13, Hoover was arrested by Frisco Police Department detectives and later booked into the Denton County Jail for the offense of Sexual Performance of a Child, which is a second-degree felony.  Under this statute, it is an offense if a person induces a person younger than 18 years of age to engage in sexual conduct.  His bond was set at $100,000.

Hoover had been employed with the Frisco Police Department since September 2011 and was most recently assigned to the School Resource Officer Unit.  At this time, there is no information to suggest that any student at Hoover’s assigned school was involved.  

“The actions of this individual are not reflective of the great men and women we have serving here at the Frisco Police Department,” said Chief of Police David Shilson. “Through his criminal behavior, this former officer has violated the code of ethics that he swore to uphold. Our best path forward is to demonstrate as a professional law enforcement agency, that we are not hesitant to hold this individual accountable for his actions. This process started immediately with a criminal investigation upon first learning of the allegations brought forward against this former officer and ultimately resulted in an arrest. We will continue to work with our partners at the District Attorney’s Office to present a criminal case for prosecution.”  

Anyone with additional information that might be related is requested to contact the Frisco Police Department at (972) 292-6010. They can also send an anonymous tip by texting FRISCOPD and the tip to 847411 (tip411) or by downloading the Frisco PD app available on Android and iOS devices.  

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