The Alvin Police Department was formed in 1950 and replaced a city marshal system of law enforcement. The Department has had 11 full-time chiefs of police in its six decades of existence. Currently, the Alvin Police Department consists of 79 paid members, 49 of which are sworn police officers, with the remaining 30 employees holding civilian positions.
With an annual operating budget of approximately $6.2 million, the Alvin Police Department offers a variety of services to improve the public safety and quality of life in our community.
The mission of the Alvin Police Department is to be the model of excellence in policing by working in partnership with the community to fight crime and the fear of crime, enforce laws and enhance the quality of life while safeguarding the Constitutional Rights of all people. We are committed to providing outstanding service to all our residents and visitors alike and maintaining a work environment in which we continuously recruit, train and develop an exceptional team of employees who possess honor, integrity and compassion.
Exceptional Team, Exceptional Service.
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Beginning November 1, 2014, the Alvin Police Department will begin a lengthy process to become a “Recognized” Law Enforcement Agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. Begun in 2007, the Recognition Program evaluates a Police Department’s compliance with over 150 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. These Best Practices were carefully developed over a two year period by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the protection of individual’s rights. These Best Practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations including use of force, protection of citizen rights, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations.
This voluntary process requires a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities and operations. The department will prepare proofs of compliance for each of the Texas Best Business Practices for Law Enforcement and when complete, will request outside audit and review. The result of this review is sent to the Texas Police Chief’s Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Recognized” status.
This process allows an independent review of the department’s operations and will assure the citizens of Alvin that its Police Department is performing at the highest levels of the current state of the art in law enforcement.