Category Archives: Public Safety

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…

Bond Tracker: Newly Renovated Fire Station 12 Set to Open in December

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the newly renovated Fire Station 12, located at 5050 South Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76018. The $1.9…

Daylight Savings: Remember to Change Clocks, Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend

The Arlington Fire Department is once again reminding residents to change batteries in smoke detectors when rolling clocks back one hour this weekend. Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a. m. Sunday, Nov. 5, which fire officials say is a good cue to switch out smoke detector batteries. Smoke detectors save lives, but they require…

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…

Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event October 28

Got drugs? Residents are encouraged to turn in their expired and unused medications for anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Saturday, October 28, 2017. Collection sites North Police District, 620 W. Division Street 817-459-5600 Walgreens Pharmacy, 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817-563-0142 East Police District, 2001 New York Ave. 817-459-5803 South Police District, 1030…

More National Night Out Highlights and Award-Winning Crime Bulletin in This Month’s Issue

Residents can read more about this year’s National Night Out event in the October issue of the On Call newsletter. Also in this issue, the Arlington Police Department updates the community on Senate Bill 4, a crime bulletin wins an international analytical competition and Mentoring Arlington Youth at Workman Junior High…

Despite the Rain, Arlington Police’s National Night Out Continues to Shine

Despite the heavy rainfall, neighbors stepped out Tuesday night to celebrate community.“We are thrilled to have the rain and to see so many of our neighbors come out,” said Barrie Page-Hill, the organizer of her neighborhood’s first National Night Out gathering at Julia Burgen Park. With hot dogs on the grill,…

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…