Temple and Harker Heights police are investigating after a Temple police officer was arrested for an alleged DWI on New Year's Eve.

Officer Joseph Thomas has been placed on investigatory leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation by the Temple Police Department's Profession Standards Unit, Temple PD Spokeswoman Shawana Neely said Thursday afternoon.

A criminal investigation will be conducted by the Harker Heights Police Department, as Officer Thomas' alleged DWI arrest occurred within Heights PD's jurisdiction.

Neely said Thomas was off duty at the time of his arrest and was not representing the Temple Police Department in any official capacity at the time of the alleged crime.