The Arlington Police Department is the local law enforcement agency for the city or Arlington, Texas. From their website at arlington-tx.gov/police, the vision of the APD is to “Achieve a safer community by providing excellent service and involving our community as partners.” and the site lists the APD's core values as service, integrity, respect, education, innovation, accountability, teamwork, leadership, and diversity.
The APD is divided into two main bureaus with the addition of an Administrative Services office and a Media Relations office directly under the Chief of Police. The first of the two main bureaus is the Administrative Bureau. Within this bureau are Community Services, Internal Affairs, Research & Development, Fiscal Services, Information Resources and Management Initiatives.
The Operations Bureau is the patrol services and investigative arm of the Arlington Police Department.
It has departments for Operations Support and Central Investigations, which is comprised of the specialized units for types of crime that benefit most from specially trained, designed and centralized investigative resources, such as Auto Theft, Crimes Against Persons (CAPERS), Domestic Crimes, Economic Crimes, Gang, Juvenile, Narcotics, Traffic and Vice.
Within the Operations Bureau is also the divisions for the four patrol districts of the city. The North District patrol services are run out of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building at 620 W. Division Street. A map of the North District's patrol area can be found at Arlington North Patrol District. The East District patrol services are run out of the East Arlington Police Service Center at 2001 New York Ave. A map of the East District's patrol area can be found at Arlington East Patrol District. The West District patrol services are run out of the West Arlington Police Service Center at 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd. A map of the East District's patrol area can be found at Arlington West Patrol District. The South District patrol services are run out of the South Arlington Police Service Center at 1030 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
The city of Arlington, Texas has an estimated population of 379,295 residents and experiences an annual average of 17,354 crimes. Violent crimes account for around 11 percent with murders at 17 (0.04 per 1000 residents), rapes at 141 (0.37 per 1000 residents), robberies at 537 (1.42 per 1000 residents) and assaults at 1,227 (3.23 per 1000 residents) for a grand total of 1,922 violent crimes per annum (5.07 per 1000 residents). Property crimes account for the other 89 percent of these crimes with burglaries at 3,574 (9.42 per 1000 residents), thefts at 10,899 (28.73 per 1000 residents) and motor vehicle thefts at 959 (2.53 per 1000 residents) for a grand total of 15,432 property crimes per annum (40.69 per 1000 residents). Overall, a resident of Arlington, Texas has a 1 in 197 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crimes and a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime each year.
There are a few resources made available by the Arlington Police Department for accessing publicly available information. Should you require information about a person or persons who are currently incarcerated in the Arlington, Texas jail system, information can be found at the Jail Inmate List. This list is updated every 5 minutes.
Information on active warrants in Arlington, Texas can be obtained from the APD through the Police Department Warrant Division. Their hours of operation are from 6:30 in the morning to 5:00 in the evening. They can be contacted by phone at 817-459-5748 or by email at [email protected].
The Arlington Police Department also offers a resource for searching their publicly available police reports at the Public Report Search. Two fields are offered for searching by, report number and last name of any person associated with the report. Reports are available dating back to the first of September of 1999, though some types of reports are excluded from public access.
Other Arlington Police Department open records may be available and information about these may be obtained from and requests can be submitted to the Police Open Records Requests department by phone at 817-459-5680 or 817-459-5681.