Category Archives: Public Safety

Arlington-Mansfield Area Ham Operators to Participate in Amateur Radio Week

Even in the age of internet, cell phones and email, incidents such as tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables can leave communities without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. These radio…

Five Arlington Police Officers Honored Friday at State Capitol

Arlington Police Officers were honored June 15, 2018, at the State Capitol.

Five Arlington Police Officers were honored today at the State Capitol in Austin by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a variety of outstanding police work. Deputy Chief Tarrick McGuire received the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Achievement Award for Public Service. Lieutenant Kyle Dishko received the Texas Commission on…

Local Crafters Donate Handmade Toys to Arlington Police Department

Thanks to the kindness of local crafters, Arlington police have dozens of new handmade stuffed animals to provide comfort to children suffering from a traumatic event. Earlier this week, members of the Eunice Craft Club gifted more than 40 smiling teddy bears and colorful octopus plush toys to the Arlington Police…

Construction of Fire Station 12 Wins State Award for Project Management

The Construction Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department has been awarded a 2018 American Public Works Association Texas Chapter Project of the Year award for their work on Fire Station 12. This project was the first major renovation of the station, which is adjacent to the Arlington Municipal…

June Volunteer of the Month: Yessica Macias

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month for June, Yessica Macias. Macias joined the Arlington Police Department as a volunteer on November 15, 2017. While a volunteer, Macias attended the University of Texas at Arlington to earn a degree in criminal justice.  She was excited to volunteer for APD and quickly learned the…

Arlington Officer Cody Adams Named AISD Volunteer of the Year

Making a difference is more than just rhetoric or talk… it’s action.  The Arlington Police Department’s Coach 5-0 program is doing just that. Officer Cody Adams has been working as a mentor with Sam Houston High School football team and he was honored for his efforts. Adams was named the…

Arlington Police Department’s Unidos to Host Fiesta de Verano This Friday

Bob Cooke Park

The Arlington Police Department’s Unidos Summer Party, or Fiesta de Verano, is set from 6 p. m. to 9 p. m. Friday, June 1 at Bob Cooke Park, 2025 Craig Hanking Dr. Besides valuable information about City services, this free family-friendly community event will feature food, face painting, games and more. The Hispanic…

Two Arlington Police Department Employees Honored for Work with Youth

Investing in the lives of the next generation is something the Arlington Police Department takes to heart. The APD works with many groups throughout the city to make that impact. This week, the Arlington Alliance for Youth along with First Rate Living honored Officer Jeff Lee and Sharon Jones of…