Texas Police Department

Find Texas state and local police departments, precincts, stations, auxillary police, police officers, chiefs, and detectives. Police departments provide information on public safety, police reports, police dispatch, police impounds, and police services.

Police Departments by County

Anderson County Andrews County Angelina County Aransas County Archer County Atascosa County Austin County Bailey County Bandera County Bastrop County Baylor County Bee County Bell County Bexar County Blanco County Bosque County Bowie County Brazoria County Brazos County Brewster County Brooks County Brown County Burleson County Burnet County Caldwell County Calhoun County Callahan County Cameron County Camp County Carson County Cass County Castro County Chambers County Cherokee County Childress County Coleman County Collin County Colorado County Comal County Comanche County Cooke County Coryell County Crane County Crosby County Dallam County Dallas County Dawson County DeWitt County Deaf Smith County Denton County Dickens County Duval County Eastland County Ector County El Paso County Ellis County Erath County Falls County Fannin County Fayette County Floyd County Fort Bend County Franklin County Freestone County Frio County Gaines County Galveston County Gillespie County Gonzales County Gray County Grayson County Gregg County Grimes County Guadalupe County Hale County Hall County Hamilton County Hansford County Hardeman County Hardin County Harris County Harrison County Haskell County Hays County Henderson County Hidalgo County Hill County Hockley County Hood County Hopkins County Houston County Howard County Hunt County Hutchinson County Jack County Jackson County Jasper County Jefferson County Jim Wells County Johnson County Jones County Karnes County Kaufman County Kendall County Kerr County Kimble County Kleberg County Knox County Lamar County Lamb County Lampasas County Lavaca County Lee County Leon County Liberty County Limestone County Live Oak County Llano County Lubbock County Lynn County Madison County Marion County Martin County Matagorda County Maverick County McCulloch County McLennan County Medina County Midland County Milam County Mitchell County Montague County Montgomery County Moore County Morris County Nacogdoches County Navarro County Newton County Nolan County Nueces County Ochiltree County Oldham County Orange County Palo Pinto County Panola County Parker County Parmer County Pecos County Polk County Potter County Presidio County Randall County Red River County Reeves County Refugio County Robertson County Rockwall County Runnels County Rusk County Sabine County San Augustine County San Patricio County San Saba County Scurry County Shackelford County Shelby County Sherman County Smith County Starr County Stephens County Sutton County Swisher County Tarrant County Taylor County Terry County Titus County Tom Green County Travis County Trinity County Tyler County Upshur County Uvalde County Val Verde County Van Zandt County Victoria County Walker County Waller County Ward County Washington County Webb County Wharton County Wheeler County Wichita County Wilbarger County Willacy County Williamson County Wilson County Winkler County Wise County Wood County Yoakum County Young County Zavala County

What does a Police Department do?

A police department is a government authority that works within a particular geographical district to keep order and maintain public safety by fighting crime, training police officers and providing police services. The duty of police officers is not only to protect people's lives by patrolling, surveillance or direct response but to also prevent crime by collaborating with community volunteers to build safe and stable communities.

Police units are distributed across the area of jurisdiction to provide localized quick assistance. Small units are sometimes called police precincts. Auxiliary police include trained law enforcement officers and volunteers who can operate part-time in providing police services. The chief of police is the top official in the hierarchy of a police station or department and whose primary task is to manage the work of police officers and detectives. Detectives act as criminal investigators and are sometimes called special agents.

Commonly asked questions about Police Departments

How do I report a crime to the police station?

When a crime is occurring in front of you, immediately call 911, take note of what is happening, see if there are weapons or motor vehicles, and note the number and physical characteristics of the people involved.

How can I clear a warrant in my name?

To clear a warrant, you need to return to the court that issued the warrant and wait for the decision of the judge and then update the local police department, police precinct or station house.

How can I become a law enforcement officer?

There is a list of criteria that a person needs to fulfill to become a police officer. An officer must pass medical and psychological exams and background checks, have at least 60 college credits or satisfactory military experience, be a U.S. citizen and usually a resident of the local state, as well as own a valid driving license and a criminal record clear from felony convictions. Some communities have different requirements, so it's best to check with them.