Category Archives: Public Safety

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…

City of Arlington Recognizes FEMA’s National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This month was created to raise awareness about emergency preparedness. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with state and local governments, want to ensure that our citizens have the skills to protect themselves and their families when an emergency happens. Each week will focus on…

COPS Office Publishes Video, Guidebook About Law Enforcement Services in Arlington

The U. S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) in coordination with Not In Our Town (NIOT) published a compelling piece about the way law enforcement services are provided in Arlington. The publication and video, “Arlington, TX: A Community Policing Story,” provides a glimpse into our department’s handling of…

Arlington’s Fire Station No. 5 Awarded LEED Certification

The City of Arlington is proud to announce that the recently rebuilt Fire Station 5 has been awarded LEED Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council (USBGC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system developed by the USBGC is the most widely used green building system and provides…

Arlington Police Recognize Officers at Bi-Annual Awards Ceremony

The Arlington Police Department held its bi-annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, July 17 at the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse to honor and recognize officers and professional staff. Police Chief Will Johnson awarded seven officers with the Life Saving Award, nine officers with the Police Officers Award and four officers with the…