Administration Division

The Administration Division oversees the business operations associated with the Police Department. It includes a majority of the civilian personnel employed by the Police Department. Units that are assigned to the Administration Division include:

  • Community Response Unit
  • Training and Personnel
  • Grants Management

Community Response Unit

Our department believes in and practices the goals and values as expressed through our Community Relations.  The Community Response Unit focuses resources on investigating specific criminal activities that are a danger to the general public.  This unit is driven by citizen complaints and areas of recent criminal activity.


It is essential to keep up with rapid advances in law enforcement technology to assist in crime fighting and the manner we provide services to the public.  It is the objective of the Port Arthur Police Department's Training Unit to produce highly-trained, qualified law enforcement officers to better serve and protect the members of our community.

The Training Division's primary goals are to manage:

  • The research, development, and administration of training at the Port Arthur Police Department, including recruit training and dispatcher training.
  • The continuing education of all sworn officers.
  • The utilization of specialized schools and outside agencies for officer training.
  • The compliance of training with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and the department's rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • The preparation of the department's long-range training and educational requirements.
  • Maintaining officer certification, scheduling schools, and keeping up with the department's training records.