Category Archives: Public Safety

May 22-26 Declared Texas Flood Awareness Week

While dangerous floods and flash floods are possible throughout the year, they have a higher frequency during spring and summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes.  Intense rainfall or slow-moving storms that track over the same areas can cause a rapid rise of water and flash floods can develop within minutes. Both…

Learn Safety Tips and More at June 2 National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff Event

Stop by the South Police Station early  next month for family friendly activities, safety tips and more as part of the Arlington Police Department’s National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff event. The event is scheduled from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Friday, June 2 in the Community Room of the station, located…

‘An Ultimate Sacrifice’: Local Artist Creates Public Art Piece Honoring Arlington Police

Thanks to a local artist, the Arlington Police Department has a star to call its own. The public art piece, which has been titled “An Ultimate Sacrifice,” was installed last week on the front lawn of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building on Division Street in Downtown Arlington. It is one of…

Arlington Fire Chief Named Tarrant County 9-1-1 District’s Board Chairman

Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson has been named chair of the Tarrant County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District’s board of managers. Crowson, who has served as a member of the Tarrant County 9-1-1- board of managers for nearly seven years, was elected as chair by the seven-member board during a special meeting last month. Crowson,…

March 2017 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Inside this issue, Police Chief Will Johnson presents the “State of the Arlington Police Department,” highlighting the operational challenges and successes of 2016.  Also in this issue, severe weather preparedness tips, crime prevention highlights from Police Districts and some important information to help you avoid becoming a victim of a…

Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparedness Supplies This Weekend

With the potential for severe weather this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 22-24.“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any…

City Coordinates Response Efforts To Storm Damage

Editor’s Note, added on April 4, 2017:Collection of debris from last week’s storm continues. Please remember that limbs and fence panels should be cut into 4 foot sections or smaller and stacked curbside in manageable piles. We are not requiring that limbs be bundled at this time. After April 10th,…