Service Before Self, Honor Above All

Chief’s Message

Portrait of Will Johnson

Will Johnson, Police Chief

Welcome to our website. The men and women of the Arlington Police Department are the people who make this organization one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the world. We are here to serve you.  Whether you’re raising a family in Arlington or simply visiting one of our entertainment venues, we want your experience to be safe, fun and memorable.

Building upon our past successes with community policing, the Arlington Police Department is committed to a geographic-policing philosophy that proactively addresses crime and the fear of crime through a shared relationship with citizens and beat officers in their specific neighborhoods.

This is achieved using proven problem-solving methods and partnerships to elevate the quality of life in our neighborhoods. The Arlington Police Department has developed a long-range strategic plan that provides direction and focus over the next three to five years.  Our new multi-year plan also includes a new vision: “Service Before Self, Honor Above All,” and new values: “Integrity. Compassion. Fairness.”

We invite you to become involved with the Arlington Police Department because no law enforcement agency can solve crime or quality of life issues alone. Effective police community relationships, communication and engagement are the critical components to our success.

Please take the time to learn more about our units, programs and services. Take advantage of the many opportunities to communicate with us and learn how we can work together. We look forward to serving with you.  So, roll up your sleeves and join us.

Will Johnson
Police Chief
Arlington,Texas Police Department