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It is the mission of the Police Department to protect the "Oldest Town in Texas" by providing effective law enforcement, public safety and specialized services to the community.
The Nacogdoches Police Department, in partnership with the citizens of Nacogdoches through community policing, will provide general and specialized law enforcement services to the community of Nacogdoches, Texas. The NPD will pay special attention to the enforcement of Federal, State and Local Laws, crime prevention and detection, criminal investigations of major felony crimes, traffic control and accident investigations, crowd control and public official security, Lake Nacogdoches safety rules and regulations, police community relations and training programs, Emergency Management Operations and will continue to support and participate in the planning and management goals of the City of Nacogdoches.
The primary function of the Police Department is to enforce all federal, state, and local laws. Our principal goal is to provide the community of Nacogdoches with the best law enforcement protection possible and to ensure that we accomplish this by maintaining highly trained personnel through continual educational programs. The NPD is proud to be a part of this community, the City of Nacogdoches, and we are proud to be law enforcement officers.
DIVISIONS OF THE NPD:
(Chief and Assistant Chief of Police) - The police administrators are responsible for maintaining exclusive control in the stationing and transferring of all supervisors, patrolmen, and civilian employees in the Police Department. The administrators have the task of organizing, directing and controlling all of the NPD resources, including the promulgation of all rules and regulations necessary for the efficiency of police operations.
(Uniformed Officers) - The patrol division is the largest division within the NPD. There are four patrol shifts. Officers work a 12 hour schedule, shift change is at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. The night shift change is at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each shift is comprised of a patrol lieutenant, two patrol sergeants, and seven patrol officers. The patrol division drives marked police units, which are commonly known as squad cars.
The patrol division is the "back bone" of the NPD and performs tasks such as:
- Neighborhood police patrol
- Traffic enforcement
- Accident investigation
- Primary investigations of crimes such as theft, robbery, assault, murder, burglary, etc.
- Community services
- Crowd control
- Generally enforce federal, state and local laws when necessary
Communication Division ( 911 Police/Fire Dispatchers) - Dispatchers are the first person you talk to when you call the NPD with an emergency; therefore, they are vitally important to the community. The communication division dispatches both police and fire department calls from the NPD through a computer-aided dispatch system (CAD). This system has helped not only in response time, but also in accurate record keeping which is a major responsibility for the NPD. Police and fire dispatchers are well trained in order to provide citizens with the best response possible.
Criminal Investigation Division (Detectives) - The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has eight detectives. It is the responsibility of the CID officers to conduct the follow up investigations on all-major felony and class A & B misdemeanor crimes. Responsibilities include:
Each criminal case is put together by CID or the patrol division, which is then presented to the grand jury. CID officers drive unmarked police vehicles and wear plain clothes so they will not be recognized as police officers.
- gathering of evidence
- maintenance of crime scene security
- interviewing witnesses
- locating informants
- arresting defendants
The lieutenant in charge of CID is also the head of Internal Affairs investigations within the NPD. When a citizen complaint is of a serious nature concerning police misconduct, an I.A. investigation of that officer(s) will be conducted.
Community Services - The NPD provides excellent police community relations' services to our community. The Community Services Officer provides educational programs to citizens. He also serves as liaison for the different community oriented programs such as TRIAD, Crimestoppers, Youth Violence and Prevention Coalition, Adopt-A-School, and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
Lake Nacogdoches Patrol Officer - The lake officer is a regular patrol officer who is assigned to Lake Nacogdoches. This officer not only enforces routine laws but also water safety laws such as Boating While Intoxicated and other unsafe actions at Lake Nacogdoches that are prescribed by City of Nacogdoches rules and regulations.
Programs and Services:
HomeSafe is a project designed to help people suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. If they should get lost or wander off, Nacogdoches police officers will have the information they need to identify the individual and contact family members. For more information please click the link below.
HomeSafe Program - Register your Loved Ones
Accident Reports: Go online and get an accident report!
For information on Crime Stoppers
Sex Offender Database
Tow Truck Ordinance
Application for Alarm Permit
Racial Profiling Report
Noise Ordinance Violation Form
If you wish to file a Noise Ordinance Violation
against a person or vehicle, please download this form and fill it out completely.
The form must contain the name and address of the individual, or the description of the vehicle along with the license plate number in
addition to the description of the offense. Take the completed form to Municipal Court where you must sign the form before a court clerk.
Address and phone number for Municipal Court is on the form
Jim Sevey, Chief of Police
312 W. Main Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Mike Kelly, Assistant Chief of Police
Vince Griffin, Assistant Chief of Police