All posts by Cheryel Carpenter

Arlington, Texas Advances in National Ranking of U.S. Cities Who Participate in National Night Out

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) has published its 2016 ranking of U. S. cities who hosted National Night Out activities this year. This week, Arlington moves up one place to finish second in the national comparison of cities with populations greater than 300,000 people. National Night Out is a celebration…

APD Introduces New Dog Walker Watch Program

The Arlington Police Department Crime Prevention Unit introduces a new program that involves neighbors watching for crime with their four-legged friends. The new Dog Walker Watch is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.  Neighbors are trained to assist their local law enforcement agencies in crime prevention and safety. While walking their dogs,  if they see suspicious activity, they report…

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.,…