All posts by Cheryel Carpenter

Drug Take-Back Event Was a Big Success

Americans are turning in more unused prescription medications during Drug Take-Back Events since the program began in 2009. On Oct. 22, close to 2,541 pounds of prescription drugs were collected in Arlington when the Arlington Police Department teamed up with the City of Arlington, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Challenge of Tarrant County to…

APD Receives 2016 Michael Shanahan Award for Public/Private Partnerships

The Arlington Police Department received the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Michael Shanahan Award for Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships. The Mentoring Arlington Youth (MAY) Program was selected for this prestigious honor. Summary of the MAY Program:The idea behind the Mentoring Arlington Youth program began years ago when Police Lt.…

2016 National Drug Take-Back Event is October 22

The City of Arlington is participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) encourages governments across the country to be available for residents to properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs that have collected in their homes. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, from 10 a. m.  to 2 p. m.,…

Arlington Police Department Recognized for Texas Municipal League Award

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Arlington Police Department was presented with the 2016 Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award for Project “RAISE” (Risk Assessment Intervention Safety Engagement) in the Public Safety category. The project consists of a multidisciplinary team of social service, community and criminal justice agencies partnering together to focus…

Woman Dies in a Vehicle Incident

The Arlington Police Department responded initially to a major crash around 11:00 p. m. on September 30, 2016 in the 7000 block of Webb Lynn Road involving a single car. The investigation revealed a female driver of a Sports Utility Vehicle had pulled off the roadway after possibly experiencing some car trouble. The vehicle caught…