Category Archives: Public Safety

Arlington Police Department Wins State Award for ‘Bridge Kids’ Program

The Arlington Police Department was presented with the 2018 Texas Municipal League Excellence Award for The Bridge Kids project in the Public Safety Category. The department received the award on Wednesday, October 10 at the TML Municipal Excellence Award Presentation in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Bridge…

On the Clock with the Arlington Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team

On the Clock is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the Arlington Fire Department’s Technical…

APD Crime Lab/Crime Scene Unit Recieves Prestigious Accreditation

After a very rigorous inspection, the Arlington Police Department’s Crime Laboratory/Crime Scene Unit accreditation was renewed by the ANAB/ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. This is a renewal of one of the highest levels of forensic investigation and laboratory work in the nation. This type of accreditation is granted only after a thorough…

Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Wednesday’s Rain Brings Flash Flooding in Arlington

Public safety officials are reminding drivers to be extra cautious after additional rain showers this morning resulted in temporary flooding at some Arlington streets and intersections. Some creeks are still high, and some areas of the city are still saturated from heavy storms this past weekend. With more rain on Wednesday…

September 2018 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

In this issue, Arlington goes back to school and residents can learn more about the upcoming National Night Out event! On Call is a community newsletter published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Click here to read the newsletter.

Entertainment District Parking Ordinance Aims to Protect Neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council adopted an Entertainment District Parking Ordinance designed to protect neighborhoods within the Entertainment District from cut-through traffic and other nuisances that stem from special event guests who park on neighborhood streets instead of in designated paid parking lots. The ordinance, which the City will begin enforcing…

Two Arlington Police Officers Honored by Governor with Star of Texas Award

The Arlington Police Department was recognized on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in the State Capitol by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Two APD Officers received the prestigious Star of Texas Award in Austin. This distinguished award honors Peace Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical First Responders who are seriously injured or killed…