Category Archives: Public Safety

Join Arlington’s Dog Walker Watch Program and Help Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe

Are you a dog owner and an active walker or jogger who cares about your neighborhood? Dog Walker Watch may be a great volunteer opportunity for you!Dog Walker Watch is an awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and coordinated locally by law enforcement agencies and community…

Arlington Emergency Management Planner Completes Intensive Homeland Security Training

Shawna Lemley, Emergency Management Planner for the City of Arlington Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management, recently completed the Emergence Program at Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The goal of this program is to enhance young and future leaders’ capacity to develop policies and strategies while strengthening…

Be Flood Aware: 7 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Family and Property

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. Surface or localized flooding is usually caused by issues such as poor lot grading, inadequate drainage infrastructure or blocked drainage structures in more densely…

Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland Called Visionary

Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland, 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 23 in Los Alamitos, California. Chief Strickland served 25 years with the Los Angeles Fire Department prior to joining Arlington’s Fire Department. While in California, he served in multiple fire suppression assignments and as the Commander of the Fire and…

Arlington Police Celebrate Achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Arlington Police Department celebrated achievements at its annual awards ceremony on February 14, 2018. The annual celebration is sponsored by the Arlington Police Foundation and the John V. and Jeri McMillan Memorial Fund. Two citizen-business awards were presented and honors were bestowed on 12 civilian employees and officers whose outstanding…

Flood Mitigation Project Provides Training Opportunity for Fire Department

The City of Arlington is committed to continually improving the quality of life for of Arlington residents. Part of that ongoing process includes the flood mitigation efforts of the Stormwater Floodplain Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department. This division is responsible for managing comprehensive studies to accurately identify…

Arlington Police Department Recognizes Officers During Biannual Awards Ceremony

The Arlington Police Department recognized several officers Tuesday for their great work in the field as well as their service to the department and community. During the biannual department awards ceremony, Police Chief Will Johnson awarded the Medal of Valor, Purple Heart, Life Saving Award, Distinguished Service Award and the Medal…