Category Archives: Public Safety

Arlington Officers Honored During Police Department’s Annual Awards Banquet

At the Arlington Convention Center, some of Arlington Police Department’s best officers met up with citizens and business leaders for an afternoon of awards and special honors. More than 450 guests were seated for the annual ceremony on February 22. This event is made possible by the Arlington Police Foundation and a…

Annual Statewide Warrant Roundup Begins

Got warrants? Now’s the time to pay up to avoid arrest. Arlington will join more than 300 law enforcement jurisdictions from across the state for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Friday, February 10, 2017 and runs through Sunday, March 05, 2017. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with…

February Volunteer of the Month: Terry Meyer

Terry Meyer is a volunteer with the Arlington Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Meyer has volunteered more than 105 hours total since joining the Arlington CERT in 2011. He participates monthly in the Arlington Outdoor Warning Siren test as a siren observer in addition to attending monthly Continuing Education meetings. During…

Arlington Police Currently Accepting Applications for New Lateral Transfer Academy

The Arlington Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Lateral Transfer Academy for certified Texas Police Officers with a minimum of two years patrol experience. The 11-week abbreviated academy is anticipated to begin in April 2017.“The department is always looking for ways to enhance our recruiting strategies.  With the regional…

Citizens Can Help Police Keep Neighborhoods Safe Through Dog Walker Watch Program

Through the Dog Walker Watch program, citizens and their canine companions can help the Arlington Police Department make a difference in the community. Dog Walker Watch is an awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and coordinated locally by law enforcement agencies and community organizations that encourages neighbors…

Public Works Crews Respond to Flooded Roads, Downed Streets Lights During Torrential Rains

Earlier this month, light snow and ice kept Public Works and Transportation Field Operation crews busy as they sanded more than 70 locations across Arlington to keep motorists safe. But it wasn’t wintry weather that had the crews back in action this weekend.  Sunday night’s severe storm event brought torrential rain, which…

Public Works Crews Sanded 71 Locations to Keep Drivers Safe During Friday’s Icy Weather

Early planning and preparation by the Public Works Field Operations staff last week made traveling Arlington roads safer for drivers during Friday’s arctic blast. Despite the minimal chance of ice forming on roadways per the early weather forecasts, Public Works staff began making preparations early in the week in case the…

Fire Station 12 in South Arlington Temporarily Closes for Renovations

Fire Station 12 at 5050 South Collins Street will temporarily close for renovations starting January 1, 2017. The closure, which will last at least six months, is not expected to affect response times for the South Arlington station’s service area, which is bordered by Interestate 20, Sublett Road, Silo Road and Texas 360. Fire crews…