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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…

July is Watch Your Car Month in Texas

The Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force has an important message for Texas motorists. Protect your vehicle. To put an extra focus on crime prevention, July has been designated as Watch Your Car Month. July is the peak month in Texas for auto thefts and burglary of motorized vehicles.  Officers say a…

Annual Program Recognizes Police Volunteers

In 2016, they collectively logged close to 36,000 hours, serving the Arlington Police Department and their communities in many ways. For their servant’s heart, they were all recognized July 7, 2017 at the Annual Arlington Police Department Volunteer Awards Luncheon. The celebration included awards, live jazz and plenty of photos, smiles and…