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Cultural Celebration Involves Health and Safety

Colorful art, music and cuisine are important parts of the Asian culture and this year’s annual festivities also involved public safety. The Asian Egg Roll Festival took center stage at the Ben Thanh Plaza in the East Police District last month. In addition to entertainment and food, the weekend also included lots of…

Feeling Appreciated at First Responder Breakfast

Officers from across the city were recently invited to attend the Third Annual First Responder Appreciation Breakfast hosted by St. Joseph Catholic School. Students served breakfast and juice to patrol officers, firefighters and paramedics. This was their way of showing appreciation for the work we do to help others.“How can we ever adequately thank…

Four Officers to be Honored With Star of Texas Awards for Bravery

Four Arlington police officers were honored in Austin on September 11. Texas Governor Greg Abbott presented Star of Texas Awards to Lieutenant Michael Moses, Corporal Elise Bowden and Officers Edward Johnston and Jason Heisel in a ceremony at the Texas House of Representatives Chamber. The Star of Texas Award honors peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who…

Inside the Emerald Park Neighborhood Watch

Second in a two-part series that follows Arlington neighborhoods as they prepare for National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. 7:30 p. m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017Patti Noe welcomes neighbors into her home.  She greets some on the front lawn. It’s time to gather inside to start planning National Night Out 2017. The family room is full for this…

Back to School, Safe!

The Arlington Police Department wants the first day back to school to be safe for everyone. Arlington police officers say good decision-making is always the right answer.“Safety should be an everyday habit,” said Lt. David Stevens, the APD Youth Services Commander. “We want our students to exercise good safety habits on…

It’s Reading Night at The Viridian

Officers recently responded to a call for service of a different kind. In the north police district, it was Reading Night at The Viridian. Resident Maureen O’Brien is always tutoring children in her neighborhood, but this time she called Arlington police officers to participate in a session. Children ranging from kindergarten through the sixth grade gathered around the table…

Arlington Has a New Road Rage Hotline

The Arlington Police Department has a new road rage hotline to report aggressive drivers. This hotline is not a replacement for 9-1-1.  Motorists finding themselves involved in an in-progress incident with an aggressive driver should still contact 9-1-1.  The telephone number for the road rage hotline is 817-459-5389. The purpose…