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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…

Register Your Participation in National Night Out 2017

The Knight is waiting for you to register your participation in the largest crime prevention event of its kind in the nation. Knight is the official mascot for National Night Out 2017 and he’s helping APD spread community excitement and awareness for October 3. National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 3.  Across…

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…

Vietnam Veterans Honored For Their Service and Sacrifice

Arlington police officers, past and present, who served in the U. S. armed forces regardless of their location during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 were honored this week for their sacrifice. The Six Flags Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution pinned every veteran during a…

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…