City of Arlington, Texas - National Night Out

City of Arlington, Texas - National Night Out Join the Arlington Police Department and take a night out against crime on Tuesday October 2nd, 2018! Thousands of Arlington Citizens and hundreds of neighborhoods will celebrate strong neighborhood bonds with fellow residents and police personnel.
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11/24/2020

City Manager Trey Yelverton has appointed Col. Al Jones, a 25-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, as the City of Arlington’s new police chief.

Jones, who currently serves as the chief of Baltimore County Police Department’s Community Relations Bureau, was selected through a robust, community-based process that began in June. Seventy-four law enforcement leaders from across the nation applied to lead Arlington’s nearly 900-member police force. Yelverton said Jones was an ideal choice because of his years of experience in implementing strong, community-based policing principles, his understanding of the future of policing, and his capability to lead our officers and community of nearly 400,000 residents in that direction.

“We have a great police department, and we have identified a leader who can continue ensuring excellent service to our residents and move our city positively forward,” Yelverton said. “In the true spirit of community policing, I know that our whole community will come together and support Chief Jones and our police department in keeping our community safe."

Jones began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a Baltimore County police officer and steadily rose through the ranks of the 18th largest law enforcement agency in the nation. Since 2018, Jones has overseen management of the Community Relations Bureau, focused on building trust within communities throughout the county while diversifying the agency to better mirror the communities it serves. Baltimore County is a metropolitan area with approximately 835,000 residents outside of the City of Baltimore. Baltimore County, CALEA accredited since 1985, has long been recognized as a progressive agency in the development of community-based policing.

Jones said he is greatly looking forward to getting to know residents and officers personally, adding that he appreciates the community’s participation in the robust selection process. In addition to taking a data-driven approach to respond to and find efficient, effective solutions for the city’s needs, Jones said he believes building relationships between police officers and neighborhoods, businesses and other stakeholders is critical to creating a place where people want to live, work, learn and play.

“Officers can’t be everywhere, which is why it is vitally important for the community to be engaged and help serve as our eyes and ears. Neighborhood involvement with the police department creates not only a safer community, but a stronger community,” Jones said.

Arlington will host a public event to welcome Jones when he begins as the new police chief on Jan. 11, 2021. Details will be announced at a later date. Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye will continue to serve as the department’s interim police chief until then.

Yelverton thanked the community, city employees and other stakeholders for participating in the selection process and providing valuable input and perspective on the city’s needs related to police leadership. He also thanked The Bowman Group, a local Arlington consulting firm with a specialty in police and public practices who helped recruit and vet the applicants.

In September, Jones and eight other police chief candidates had the opportunity to engage in face-to-face interviews with a wide range of panelists that brought diverse perspectives and experiences. The series of panel interviews included two community panels, a regional police chief panel, an internal police employee panel, and a city executive panel. Then last month, Jones and four other finalists completed another round of internal interviews and participated in a forum where members of the community were able to ask questions to the candidates directly.

Jones recently participated in executive leadership training from groups such as the Major Cities Chiefs Association Executive Leadership Institute and the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, which allowed him to engage with chiefs across the nation to discuss significant issues affecting policing in America as well as implementation of the 21st Century Policing Report. Jones has been recognized by groups such as the Baltimore Country Branch of NAACP and the Islamic Society of Baltimore for exemplary service, leadership abilities and for being an advocate for equal rights. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hartford and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Ashworth College.

The Arlington Police Department is hosting a prescription drug collection event at three collection sites later this mon...
10/22/2020
Fall Drug Take Back Event Set for Oct. 24, 2020

The Arlington Police Department is hosting a prescription drug collection event at three collection sites later this month in coordination with the US DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day. Residents can participate in an anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. By properly and safely disposing your expired and unused medications, you can help prevent accidental overdoses. The Drug Take Back event also helps Arlington Water Utilities protect Arlington’s water supply by encouraging proper drug disposal. In October 2019, Drug Take Back events around the country collected more than 441 tons of expired or unused drugs, according to the DEA. The April 2020 event was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional Information, please click the link below. https://www.arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/fall_drug_take_back_2020

The Arlington Police Department is hosting a prescription drug collection event at three collection sites later this month in coordination with the US DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day. Residents can participate in an anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

National Night Out 2020. National Night Out is a time-honored tradition in Arlington that gives citizens the opportunity...
10/05/2020
Arlington Police to Host Drive Thru Events for National Night Out 2020

National Night Out 2020. National Night Out is a time-honored tradition in Arlington that gives citizens the opportunity to meet, talk, and have fun with their neighbors, city leaders, and first responders.

It's in that spirit that the Arlington Police Department is pressing forward with plans to host multiple community events for National Night Out 2020.

Out of respect for public safety, and in accordance with all city, county, and state health guidelines, this year's NNO events will look different than they have in years past.

On Tuesday, October 6, from 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m., members of the public are invited to stop by any of APD's four drive-thru parties, where they'll have the chance to say hi to officers from the safety of their vehicles -- and take home free 7-Eleven Slurpee coupons, as well as other National Night Out swag.

For more information, please click the link below!
https://www.arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/arlington_police_to_host_drive_thru_events_for_nno

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620 W Division St
Arlington, TX
76011

General information

On 1st Tuesday of October, residents are encouraged to gather with their neighbors to show unity against criminal activity. Registered communities may be visited by public service personnel such as those from police, fire, and emergency medical services. The City of Arlington has participated in National Night Out for over 20 years. The past 11 years, the City of Arlington, Texas has ranked in the top ten among the largest cities in the nation. Without your help, NNO would not be possible. If you would like to help the City of Arlington take a proactive stance against crime and compete for another national award, please register for National Night Out in your community: http://ArlingtonPD.org/NNO

Telephone

(817) 459-5732

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Be sure to register on the main National Night Out webpage for a product catalogue and free starter kit.

http://www.natw.org/nno/about.html

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