Category Archives: Public Safety

‘An Ultimate Sacrifice’: Local Artist Creates Public Art Piece Honoring Arlington Police

Thanks to a local artist, the Arlington Police Department has a star to call its own. The public art piece, which has been titled “An Ultimate Sacrifice,” was installed last week on the front lawn of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building on Division Street in Downtown Arlington. It is one of…

Arlington Fire Chief Named Tarrant County 9-1-1 District’s Board Chairman

Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson has been named chair of the Tarrant County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District’s board of managers. Crowson, who has served as a member of the Tarrant County 9-1-1- board of managers for nearly seven years, was elected as chair by the seven-member board during a special meeting last month. Crowson,…

March 2017 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Inside this issue, Police Chief Will Johnson presents the “State of the Arlington Police Department,” highlighting the operational challenges and successes of 2016.  Also in this issue, severe weather preparedness tips, crime prevention highlights from Police Districts and some important information to help you avoid becoming a victim of a…

Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparedness Supplies This Weekend

With the potential for severe weather this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 22-24.“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any…

City Coordinates Response Efforts To Storm Damage

Editor’s Note, added on April 4, 2017:Collection of debris from last week’s storm continues. Please remember that limbs and fence panels should be cut into 4 foot sections or smaller and stacked curbside in manageable piles. We are not requiring that limbs be bundled at this time. After April 10th,…

K9 Memorial Monument Planned for Arlington Police, Fire Service Dogs

A City of Arlington initiative aims to honor retired and deceased police and fire service dogs. Nearly $30,000 in private donations have been collected to date for the planned K9 Memorial Monument, which would feature a Labrador Retriever to represent Arlington Fire Department service dogs and a Belgian Malinois to represent…

Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event April 29

Got drugs? Residents are encouraged to turn in their expired and unused medications for anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Saturday, April 29, 2017. Collection sites North Police District, 620 W. Division Street 817.459.5600 Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817.563.0142 East Police District, 2001 New York Ave. 817.459.5803…