All posts by Arlington Police Department

Community Welcomes a New Class of Mentoring Arlington Youth Students

At Workman Junior High School, the community gathered Thursday to welcome a new class of Mentoring Arlington Youth seventh-graders. Arlington police officers, AISD teachers and community members who are serving as mentors met their mentees for the first time during the MAY Program kick off in the school’s library. Participants were joined…

Police Department Launches City-wide Taskforce to Address Robberies

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson has ordered the initiation of a city-wide task force to address a spike in robberies that have been occurring. The taskforce will consist of department personnel from specialized units and patrol resources. Intelligence sharing with field personnel will be enhanced so officers have the most…

Safe Exchange Zone Provides Secure Place to Meet After Online Purchases

As more consumers choose to do their shopping online and use Internet sites to sell personal items, local police departments noticed a trend of criminals capitalizing on the vulnerabilities of doing business with a stranger. To combat that issue, the Arlington Police Department has created a Safe Exchange program where people…

APD Selected as Finalist for Community Policing Award

The Arlington Police Department has been selected as a Finalist for the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Cisco Community Policing Award. APD is one of three agencies selected serving populations over 200,000 residents that received recognition and awards at the IACP Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Organizations selected demonstrated the importance…

APD Joins Group “Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration”

The Arlington Police Department is excited to announce its partnership with Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration. Law Enforcement Leaders united more than 130 police chiefs, federal and state prosecutors, and attorney generals from all 50 states to urge for a reduction in both crime and incarceration. Arlington PD is one…

APD Receives First Place International Award for Annual Report

The Arlington Police Department was awarded First Place honors in the 2015 Annual Report Design Contest by the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP). The department publishes an annual report to keep the community connected and engaged with the organizational efforts to make Arlington safer. Partnerships with the community…

APD Crime Scene Unit Earns Significant Accreditation from National Board

The Arlington Police Department earned an international certification in Forensic Inspection after successfully completing all the requirements from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – American Society for Quality (ASQ) National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services to public safety…

APD Victim Services Coordinator Appointed to Texas Board of Criminal Justice

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has appointed Victim Services Coordinator Derrelynn Perryman to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.  She becomes one of nine members whose mission is to oversee the functions of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The TDCJ provides confinement, supervision, rehabilitation, and reintegration of the state’s…