Category Archives: News Releases

One year After Homicide, the Investigation Continues and the Victim’s Family Still Reflects on the Life of Leona Swafford

As the one-year anniversary of a homicide that shook our community nears, the Arlington Police Department is organizing a tree dedication ceremony to honor Leona Swafford’s memory and coordinating volunteers to re-canvass the neighborhood where the tragedy occurred. Oak Farms Dairy has also agreed to renew the $10,000 reward for…

Officers remind motoring public to have a safe holiday weekend

Arlington police officers will be out this weekend looking for intoxicated drivers and working high-visibility enforcement along area roadways to locate signs of impaired drivers. The Arlington Police Department is participating in the countywide “No Refusal” program. The “No Refusal” operation starts this evening and continues through the early morning…

Fallen Officers Remembered

Fallen officers remembered, honored at Heroes ParkIn the more than 100-year history of the Arlington Police Department, eight Arlington officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. In recognition for the officers who died in the line of duty, each year the community comes together along with police employees and family to…

Expanding social media participation to include Nextdoor Arlington

The Arlington Police Department has a lengthy history of finding innovative ways to communicate directly with the community, including our strong presence on social media. Tomorrow the department is expanding that presence by going into Arlington’s virtual neighborhoods of Nextdoor. By joining the private social network for neighborhoods, Nextdoor, Arlington’s Crime…

This weekend properly dispose of prescription, over-the-counter drugs during Drug Take-Back event

The Arlington Police Department is participating this weekend in the National Drug Take-Back initiative, a regular Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-sponsored event. Arlington residents are encouraged to properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs that have collected in their homes. On Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a. m. until 2…