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Pinwheel Display Raises Awareness About Child Abuse and Prevention

Pinwheel Display Raises Awareness About Child Abuse and Prevention

  For the second consecutive year, the Arlington Police Department recognized Child Abuse Prevention Month by hosting a pinwheel display at the North Police Station to increase awareness. Officers and volunteers placed 423 pinwheels in the front lawn of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building on April 6, 2014. Each pinwheel represents a case of […]

Reaching New Heights: Dreams Come True

Reaching New Heights: Dreams Come True

In 1986, Lauretta Hill was a 15-year-old usher leading people to their seats at the NCAA Final Four games in Dallas. Fast forward 28 years, and Lauretta Hill is seeing many of her dreams come true in Arlington. Lauretta Hill is the chair of the 2014 Regional Public Safety Planning Committee where she oversees the security operations for one of the largest sporting events to ever come […]

‘APB’ stands for All Pigs Bulletin in East Arlington

‘APB’ stands for All Pigs Bulletin in East Arlington

A thrill-seeking pig named Bacon has been reunited with its owner after catching the attention of some alert Arlington police officers. “We got an animal ordinance call at 11 a.m. Friday morning and officers responded to a residence in East Arlington to find a pot-bellied pig rooting around in the garage,” said Officer Zhivonni McDonnell, […]

March Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

March Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

In the March issue of On Call, we highlight more good examples of great police work in community. See highlights from the Annual Police Awards Luncheon and learn about a new program especially for high school students who are considering a career in law enforcement. Police district crime prevention highlights, community news, calendar items and […]

Little Caped Crusader Gets His Wish

Little Caped Crusader Gets His Wish

The Arlington Police Department made a huge assist Friday, partnering with Make-A-Wish North Texas to grant 5-year-old Edgar Campos a magical wish: to have a meet-and-greet birthday celebration with superheroes and local police officers. Little Edgar, who is battling a life-threatening medical condition, wanted like to share his love of superheroes and police with his […]

Office of Emergency Management Receives National Accreditation

Office of Emergency Management Receives National Accreditation

The City of Arlington is proud to announce the Office of Emergency Management recently received a national accreditation. Every year, emergency managers from across the United States evaluate various emergency management centers to see if they comply with 64 standards. Often times, municipalities partner with their respective counties to achieve the accreditation through the Emergency […]

Homeless Woman Saved by Prompt Action, Coordination and Care

Homeless Woman Saved by Prompt Action, Coordination and Care

When Homeless Assistance Specialist Trelisha Ratliff arrived to work last month, she discovered a suitcase and a note written by someone with plans to end their life. What happened next involved a quick and coordinated response effort from the Arlington Police Department, social service providers and UT-Arlington Police. “A human life is valuable and precious,” […]

New Initiative Takes Advantage of Hometown Talent

New Initiative Takes Advantage of Hometown Talent

Connor Volomering, a junior at Martin High School, said he knew he wanted to be a police officer at a very young age. “I’ve always loved helping people, and I want to be there to help make bad situations better,” he said. The Hometown Recruiting Program, the result of a partnership between the Arlington Police […]

Arlington Police Department Unveils 2013 Annual Report

Arlington Police Department Unveils 2013 Annual Report

The Police Department released their 2013 Annual Report before City Council on Tuesday, March 4. The Annual Report highlights the great accomplishments and hard work that the hundreds of men and women complete every day. For the fourth consecutive year, crime numbers continued to trend downward. Each year, the department reports incidents of crime to […]

Annual APD Awards Ceremony Recognizes Police Employees’ Achievements

Annual APD Awards Ceremony Recognizes Police Employees’ Achievements

Each year the Arlington Police Department hosts an awards ceremony to honor the dedication and extraordinary accomplishments of our police employees. WFAA-TV sports anchor Dale Hansen hosted the lunchtime celebration, which occurred at HighPoint Church yesterday. This deserving group of honorees – both nominees and award recipients – went above and beyond their job responsibilities […]

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