Category Archives: Public Safety

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…

Ask Arlington: Enjoy National Night Out with Arlington Police on Oct. 3, 2017

“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…

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…

Hurricane Response, Emerald Park and More Inside The On Call Newsletter

Inside this month’s issue, read how two caravans of Arlington police officers have deployed to the Greater Houston Area to assist in Hurricane Harvey Response efforts. The second in a two-part series takes readers inside the Emerald Park Neighborhood Watch who is preparing for National Night Out 2017. Also in…

More Arlington Officers to Deploy to Hurricane Harvey Affected Communities

The Arlington Police Department’s response to Hurricane Harvey became clearer on Thursday. More officers are needed to join a massive search and rescue effort that includes National Guardsmen from multiple states, thousands of Texas guardsmen, active-duty troops and U. S. Coast Guard air and ground teams. On Friday morning, two dozen additional officers…

Arlington Fire Department Sends Additional Crews for Hurricane Harvey Relief

On Wednesday, the City of Arlington deployed additional first responders to assist southeast Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the State Operations Center’s request, the City of Arlington joined other regional fire departments in sending fire engines and crews to provide help to hard-hit areas in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, which…

Arlington Prepares to Shelter Hurricane Harvey Evacuees if State Requests

The City of Arlington, in conjunction with local faith-based organizations and the American Red Cross, is prepared to open an emergency shelter to serve evacuees affected by Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding left in its aftermath. On Tuesday, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams also signed a declaration of local disaster.“The City…

City of Arlington Assisting Gulf Coast Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

From deploying highly trained first responders to providing parking space for buses bringing evacuees to the safety of North Texas shelters, the City of Arlington stands ready to help Houston and Gulf Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Since Friday, the Office of Emergency Management has been in close communication with…