The Town of Addison takes pride in its professional police department and provides state of the art equipment and training. The vehicles used by patrol, which are replaced every two years, are fully equipped with mobile data terminals (MDT’s) and digital video equipment. Our motorcycle unit consists of BMW motorcycles. The police department has a six-lane indoor firing range, which is used by other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
We are a relatively small department in a highly condensed urban environment; however, there are many opportunities for an officer to be trained in and participate in specialized areas of police assignments. We have a canine officer, motorcycle officers, and crime prevention officers. We have special investigators trained to investigate computer related crimes and various business crimes. We have a highly trained and equipped Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. The police department is also responsible for security at our municipal airport, which is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country. The department has developed, implemented, and enhanced security measures related to terrorism and bio-crime.
The police department is committed to providing the highest level of service to all citizens and patrons of Addison. The mission of the police department is dedicated to a standard of excellence in promoting and maintaining a safe and peaceful community. We serve in a community partnership to preserve order, protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, and safeguard individual liberties. We conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards, and treat others with fairness, dignity, and respect. We pledge to manage our organization with professionalism, leadership, and integrity.