Category Archives: Public Safety

Arlington Fire Department Sends Additional Crews for Hurricane Harvey Relief

On Wednesday, the City of Arlington deployed additional first responders to assist southeast Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the State Operations Center’s request, the City of Arlington joined other regional fire departments in sending fire engines and crews to provide help to hard-hit areas in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, which…

Arlington Prepares to Shelter Hurricane Harvey Evacuees if State Requests

The City of Arlington, in conjunction with local faith-based organizations and the American Red Cross, is prepared to open an emergency shelter to serve evacuees affected by Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding left in its aftermath. On Tuesday, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams also signed a declaration of local disaster.“The City…

City of Arlington Assisting Gulf Coast Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

From deploying highly trained first responders to providing parking space for buses bringing evacuees to the safety of North Texas shelters, the City of Arlington stands ready to help Houston and Gulf Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Since Friday, the Office of Emergency Management has been in close communication with…

New Neighborhood Watch Group Eager to Participate in National Night Out

The Arlington Police Department recently profiled the newly formed Julia Burgen/College Oaks Neighborhood Watch in its latest edition of On Call, a community news publication shared on the department’s website.6:30 P. M. SUNDAY, JUNE 28Neighbors began leaving their homes, walking to the Julia Burgen Linear Park in central Arlington. Barrie and her…

AMR Subscription Program Helps Reduce Cost of Ambulance Transports

American Medical Response (AMR) is the City of Arlington’s exclusive contracted ambulance service. AMR operates as a “fee-based service,” meaning no tax dollars are utilized to subsidize the service. As a result, all costs related to ambulance transports are paid by those who utilize the service. In order to minimize costs to our…

Victim Services, A New Neighborhood Watch and Coffee With a Cop Inside a New Issue

Inside this month’s On Call newsletter, the Victim Services Unit observes a 30-year anniversary and the first of a two-part series takes readers inside a brand new neighborhood watch as they prepare for National Night Out. Also in this issue, The South Police District works to enhance police/community relations over…

Arlington Police Chief Recognizes Officers for Distinguished Service

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, Medal of Merit…