Our department believes in and practices Community Policing. We see it as an organization-wide philosophy, value system, and management approach that promotes community, government and policing partnerships, and proactive problem-solving.
We seek community engagement to address the causes of crime, the fear of crime, and other community issues.
Chief's Advisory Committee
In 2017, Ordinance No. 17-05 was passed authorizing the Port Arthur City Council to establish the Port Arthur Police Chief Advisory Committee. The commission shall be comprised of 18 members and each council member and the mayor shall appoint 2 members to the commission to serve 1-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled by the city council member serving in the position making the original appointment for the unexpired term.
Members of the Police Chief Advisory Committee serve without compensation, and all members of such commission shall be subject to removal at the will and pleasure of the city council.
The mission of the committee is to enhance citizen understanding, communication, and cooperation between the police department and the community. The committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Chief of Police.