5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, TX 76117 817-222-7700
Citizen's Police Academy - Starts Sept 6
No Longer Accepting Applications - Classes Start September 6. 2017
The Haltom City Citizen's Police Academy gives the community an inside look at police work and introduces them to some of the Haltom City police officers. Held on Wednesday evenings for 10 consecutive weeks, each class will cover topics ranging from narcotics, crime scenes, investigations, building searches, traffic stops, DWI investigations and more. Classes start September 6, 2017 and are held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at HCPD's Community Services Center, located at 5265 Placid Dr. (mapped below).
For graduation, students complete a ride out with HCPD officers for a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement in your community. This academy is free, but class space is limited. Reserve your spot online here or fill out the form below. Questions can be sent to Officer Dusty Simmons (Divisions>Operations Support).
Due to Hurricane Harvey, the class starting date has been pushed back to September 6, 2017.
Citizen's Police Academy
Community Services Center | 5265 Placid Dr. Wednesdays, Starting September 6, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Online Registration
The North Texas Police Chiefs Association began in 1960 and is a 501 (c) non-profit organization comprised of Police Chiefs from 115 agencies in the North Texas area. The member agencies include: Municipal, Campus, County, Federal, Hospital, ISD and Special agencies to form the North Texas Police Chiefs Association.
With the recent events that occurred in the metroplex and nationwide, agencies have noticed a substantial increase in the outpouring of support from community members. As a mark of respect and appreciation for the public’s backing, the Association will release a published letter of appreciation, as well as a word of thanks posted to select digital billboards across the DFW area.
The billboard advertisement will run for two weeks beginning Monday, August 1, 2016. The North Texas Police Chiefs Association is releasing the letter of thanks and billboard advertisement on behalf of the agencies in which it serves.
On Friday, September 4, 2015 at 1100 hours, the Haltom City Police Department, in conjunction with the North Richland Hills Police Department, Haltom City Fire Department, Medstar, Watauga Police Department, and the Richland Hills Police Department, participated in an observance of supporting our fellow law enforcement officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty.
This demonstration of support took place on the bridges of Interstate 820 between Haltom Rd. and Rufe Snow in Haltom City. The emergency vehicles participating in this event activated their emergency overhead lights for five minutes during this time. The citizens wishing to show their support for law enforcement are invited to stop by the Haltom City Police Department to receive a blue ribbon of support, which they can have tied to their vehicle.
The Haltom City Police Department holds Community Watch meetings the first Monday of each month at the Community Services Center, located at 5265 Placid Dr. in Haltom City. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and last about an hour. A variety of guest speakers are featured, follow the HCPD's Facebook page for details on each month's guest speaker.
The Haltom City Police Department reminds all citizens not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming them up on cold mornings. Each year, there is an increase in auto thefts due to unattended vehicles being left running.
As of August, 2013, the state implemented the Move Over/Slow Down law, which traditionally has required drivers to yield to police, fire and emergency vehicles, has now been expanded to provide that same protection for Texas Department of Transportation workers. Effective Sept. 1, drivers must move over or slow down when approaching TxDOT workers and vehicles that are stopped with overhead flashing blue or amber lights.
“We are very pleased the Legislature recognizes the dangers our employees face each day while working to maintain and build the state’s vast highway network,” said Phil Wilson, TxDOT’s executive director, noting that more than 100 TxDOT employees working in construction areas have been struck and killed by motorists since 1938. “We are hopeful that this new protection for our crews will lead to fewer preventable deaths and injuries.”
The new addition to the Move Over law requires motorists to move out of the lane closest to the TxDOT vehicle when possible or reduce their speed to 20 miles per hour below the posted limit. If the road does not offer multiple lanes, the driver must slow down. On roadways with posted speed limits of 25 miles per hour or less, drivers must reduce their speed to 5 miles per hour. Violators can be fined up to $2,000.
The City of Haltom City has changed the way it administers its residential and commercial alarm tracking and billing system. The program, formerly run in-house by the Haltom City Police Department, is now administered by PMAM Corporation, a company that specializes in managing municipal alarm tracking and billing systems.
You may access the alarm permit account management website here.
Under the new ordinance the program allows permit holders up to five (5) free false alarms a calendar year before charging a penalty. Property owners with alarms are advised and encouraged to ensure that their family members and/or employees are properly trained in how to operate alarm systems. Please make sure your alarm equipment is working properly and call your alarm company if repairs are needed.
The intent of having the alarm program managed professionally is to reduce the significant number of false alarms within the City limits while also making owners of alarms more accountable for the operation of their units. The Haltom City Police Department responded to more than 1,162 alarm calls in calendar year 2012. The Police Department staff estimates about 98 percent of the alarms are false.
These numerous non-critical calls for service prevent, hinder or delay the amount of time that dispatchers and police officers can spend responding to mission critical duties and reduce the amount of staff who can work proactively to prevent crime.
Outsourcing their alarm programs to professional vendors is becoming common among many municipalities who have the same experiences as Haltom City regarding high rates of false alarms.
The Haltom City Police Department will continue to provide 24-hour response to alarm calls.
Coyotes inhabit nearly every contiguous U.S. state and Alaska. The territorial range for an average pack of six can be as much as 12 miles in diameter from the den, and travel for the pack usually occurs along established trails and natural waterways. Coyotes hunt primarily at night, but are often seen during the day.
Coyotes generally breed from January through March, producing litters approximately 2 months later. Citizens will often see more coyotes during the months of March to May, as they are hunting more to ready themselves for the upcoming litters.
Citizens who are concerned about coyotes in our area that have a desire to have them removed need to understand this is not feasible, nor is it recommended. Trapping and similar nuisance control actions cannot eliminate urban coyote problems, although this can be part of the solution in some situations.
If you live in an area where coyotes have been seen or are known to be present, the following precautions should be taken:
Do not feed Coyotes! Keep pet food and water inside. Keep garbage securely stored.
Keep Compost piles securely covered; never using bones or fat, which can draw coyotes.
Keep pets inside or confined securely in your yard.
Walk pets on a leash and accompany them outside at night.
Do not feed wildlife on the ground. Keep birdfeeders elevated.
Keep fruit trees fenced and fruit picked up.
DO NOT FEED FERAL CATS. This will encourage coyotes to prey on cats, as well as feed on cat food left out for them.
Use noise making devices, such as air horns, whistles, etc., when coyotes are seen.
The Haltom City Police Department would like to congratulate the following apartment communities for being the most recent to complete Phase One of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program:
Haltom Oaks, Club at Springlake, Lakeview, Cornerstone, The Woods of Haltom, Fossil Ridge
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program consists of three phases that are completed under the supervision of local law enforcement. The cornerstone of the Crime Free Program is the partnership between law enforcement and the community working to prevent crime. Property owners and managers make the commitment to apply the Crime Free Program in an effort to keep illegal activity off their rental property. This combination of resources has proven to have positive, long-term effects in fighting crime. Property managers can become individually certified after completion of the training phase, while the physical property itself can only be certified upon completion of all three phases.
The Haltom City Police Department is participating in the Comprehensive Selected Traffic Enforcement Program to enforce speed, seat belt and child safety seat violations.
Along with a number of other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the Haltom City Police Department will be particularly vigilant in identifying those drivers who fail to comply with posted speed limits, proper seat belt use and child safety seat regulations throughout Haltom City.
The purpose of this campaign is to educate the public and gain voluntary compliance in these very important aspects of public safety. The Haltom City Police Department will continue to participate in this campaign through September 30th, 2017.
Loren Tribble, Apartment Manager at North Hills Crest in Haltom City, has been recognized as the International Crime Free Association’s Apartment Manager of the Year. Ms Tribble helped to make the program tremendously successful at her apartment community by her dedication to detail and willingness to go above and beyond all expectations.
Loren has been successful in removing criminals who were abusing the system for free rent and has managed to evict over thirty-five criminals from her property since starting the program just last October. Due to her awareness and attention to detail, she even assisted police in locating, identifying and arresting a fugitive, based solely on the precise details she was able to provide.
Crime Free Officer Brandi Perkins says Loren is a strong leader who has reached out to the community and solicited other apartments to join the Crime Free Program. Loren has helped reluctant managers to see the value of forming a partnership with the Department, convincing them that joining the program is the best way to do that.
The ICFA presented Tribble with a plaque at the annual conference in Wichita Falls in July. The Haltom City Police Department will recognize Ms Tribble at a city council meeting in August.
pictured at right: Loren Tribble (left) and HCPD Crime Free Officer Brandi Perkins
The Haltom City Police Department, along with the Cities of Watauga, Richland Hills and North Richland Hills, has entered into a consolidation agreement for Detention and Dispatch services. North Richland Hills serves as host, and inmates are no longer housed at the Haltom City Police Department. All jail-related inquiries should be directed to the North Richland Hills facility at 817 427-7080.