Category Archives: Public Safety

Crossing the Bridge: Arlington Police Officers Build Trust and Partnerships

The 3400 block of Sherry Street is where the relationships grew. Last summer, neighbors came together to paint a mural to cover up unsightly graffiti underneath a bridge. Everyone pitched in to help, including Arlington police officers, a Home Depot and a real estate firm who donated the paint, brushes and…

On the Clock: Arlington Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit

“On the Clock” is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. The episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the Arlington Police Department‘s…

June Volunteer of the Month: Edward Ricardez

Congratulations to our June Volunteer of the Month, Edward Ricardez. Ricardez has been a long time supporter of the Arlington Police Department and devoted volunteer since 2011. As volunteer coordinator for the East police district, Ricardez is responsible for numerous tasks, including tracking volunteer hours, assisting Citizen Police Academy groups and helping…

May 22-26 Declared Texas Flood Awareness Week

While dangerous floods and flash floods are possible throughout the year, they have a higher frequency during spring and summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes.  Intense rainfall or slow-moving storms that track over the same areas can cause a rapid rise of water and flash floods can develop within minutes. Both…

Learn Safety Tips and More at June 2 National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff Event

Stop by the South Police Station early  next month for family friendly activities, safety tips and more as part of the Arlington Police Department’s National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff event. The event is scheduled from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Friday, June 2 in the Community Room of the station, located…

‘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…