Category Archives: Public Safety

Traffic Enforcement Encourages Drivers to Slow Down

Arlington’s finest were out in force today targeting aggressive speeders in South Arlington along the Interstate 20 corridor. Speeding is a major contributing factor in crashes, including fatalities. Traffic safety is of the utmost concern as our city experienced a very high number of traffic fatalities in 2011. Changing driving behavior…

Extra Eyes On Patrol

The cold winter air blew in on a busy Friday night as thousands of people moved about restaurants and retail stores along South Cooper Street and I-20 in south Arlington. Inside the Community Room of the South Police Service Center, approximately 40 residents joined Deputy Chief Jeff Petty and Lt. Jeff…

Texas Warrant Roundup Begins Feb. 25

Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Saturday, February 25. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with traffic, parking, city ordinance and penal code violations. This roundup is believed to be the largest joint…

Fire Chief Presents Gas Well Preparedness Plan

Fire Chief Don Crowson presented a Natural Gas Well Preparedness and Response Plan to the City Council on Tuesday during their afternoon work session. The chief told the council a gas well plan is needed due to the unique challenges for public safety, the rapid growth of drill sites, and the…

Police Sergeants Attend Supervision Training

Earlier this week, 15 Sergeants graduated from the School of Police Supervision, an Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) course. This is the only independent four-week school in the nation for police supervisors and recognizes the importance of supervision as a major management function in law enforcement. The curriculum focuses on…