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Arlington Police Department Recognizes Officers During Biannual Awards Ceremony

The Arlington Police Department recognized several officers Tuesday for their great work in the field as well as their service to the department and community. During the biannual department awards ceremony, Police Chief Will Johnson awarded the Medal of Valor, Purple Heart, Life Saving Award, Distinguished Service Award and the Medal…

Arlington Police to Receive Federal Grant for 15 Additional Officers

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in late November 2017 that the Arlington Police Department would be a recipient of grant funding through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Hiring Program. Arlington was one of 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation selected to…

Arlington Police Present ‘Advancing 21st Century Policing’ Report to Community

The Arlington Police Department has finalized the Advancing 21st Century Policing Report. As previously announced, the department was selected in May of 2016 as one of fifteen law enforcement agencies nationwide that served as an exemplary implementation model for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The culmination of that…

Arlington Ranked No. 2 in National Night Out Participation

The National Association of Town Watch, the lead organizer of National Night Out, has released its 2017 awards. According to their published rankings of U. S. cities who participated in National Night Out in 2017, Arlington was ranked #2 in Category 1, which is designated for large cities with populations greater…

Arlington Police’s Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative Results in 3 International Awards

The Arlington Police Department was honored as a recipient of three prestigious awards for efforts related to the Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative. During the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Philadelphia, PA, several representatives were on hand to formally receive the awards on behalf of the…

Record Number of Arlington Neighborhoods Register for National Night Out 2017

A new record has been set in Arlington. As of Monday, Oct. 2, Arlington residents have registered 217 National Night Out gatherings with the Arlington Police Department. The record to beat was 196 set in October 2016. This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 3. The APD Crime Prevention Unit…

Mentoring Arlington Youth Program Kickoff to Include Female Participants

The Arlington Police Department and its community partners have launched the 2017-18 Mentoring Arlington Youth program at Workman Junior High School. A kickoff held September 13 paired adult mentors with seventh and eighth grade students. This year, the Mentoring Arlington Youth Program expanded to include girls.  Their first meeting will…

Emerald Park Neighborhood Watch is Ready for National Night Out

The Arlington Police Department recently profiled the Emerald Park Neighborhood Watch in its latest edition of On Call, a community news publication shared on the department’s website. In this quiet, south Arlington neighborhood, residents watch out for one another. It’s been this way since 1987 when a hand full of homeowners organized the…