Category Archives: Public Safety

German Shepherd is Latest Family Pet Saved Thanks to Fire Department’s Pet Oxygen Masks

Articles Fire Pet Mask 04-22-16

Fire trucks in Arlington, Texas carry a variety of lifesaving equipment, from fire hose and axes to defibrillators and medications.  One piece of equipment you may not have known about is the pet oxygen mask. In 2006, the Dog Scouts of America, Troop 119 donated 10 pet oxygen mask kits to…

Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparedness Supplies This Weekend

Articles Emergency Tax Holiday 04-19-16

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25.“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for…

‘Watch UR BAC’ Program Focuses on Impaired Driving Education and Prevention

Articles Police Drinking 04-19-16

The Arlington Police Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service “Watch UR BAC” program have joined together to spread an important safety message to the public about intoxication and drug abuse. The Watch UR BAC program focuses on education and prevention of all impaired driving issues whether from alcohol…

Be Flood Aware!

Articles Be Flood Aware 04-15-16

There are three primary types of flooding in Texas:  Riverine flooding occurs when rivers, streams, creeks and lakes overflow their banks due to extended periods of continuous rainfall.   Urban or localized flooding is usually caused by issues such as poor lot grading, inadequate drainage infrastructure or blocked drainage structures in…

March 2016 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Articles Police On Call Newsletter 04-11-16

Inside this month’s On Call newsletter, more public safety news and information from the Arlington Police Department. This newsletter celebrates great police/community partnerships. On Call is published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Read it. Print it. Share it. Click here to read the newsletter.

Community Welcomes a New Class of Mentoring Arlington Youth Students

Articles Police MAY Mentoring 04-01-16

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…