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Terrell Police Department
Jody Lay – Chief of Police
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The 55 employees of the Terrell Police Department are dedicated to the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, enforcement of the law, and preservation of the peace through efficient and effective law enforcement services.
115 N. Adelaide, Second Floor
Captain K.G. McKeown
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For information about the release of property contact Technician E. Angel to make an appointment.
Property is generally released between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week by appointment only.
• Technician E. Angel - 972-551-6622 Ext. 299
Copies of accident reports are now available online. They are also available during regular office hours from the police department. You may also request an accident report by mail. Include a check or money order for $6.00 (for 50 pages or more, add an additional $.10 per additional page) and mail to: Terrell Police Department, P.O. Box 310, Terrell, Texas 75160. Please include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. Call 972-551-6622 for more information.
For a copy of an offense report or other open records request, call 972-551-6622 Ext.264. You may also request a record in person during regular office hours. You may be asked to show a photo ID. To request a record by mail, include a check or money order for $5 for each report and a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. Mail your request to Terrell Police Department, P.O. Box 310, Terrell, TX 75160.
|201 East Nash
Terrell, TX 75160
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
When you call 911 in an emergency, your phone number and address appear on the dispatcher's computer screen within a few seconds. Even if you are unable to speak due to illness or panic, emergency personnel will be able to respond to your call.
This service is available from any land-line telephone. Currently cellular/mobile phones will display only the phone number, cellular provider and location of the cellular service tower transmitting the call.”
Please submit your vacation watch request at least 7 days in advance to ensure we have time to process the request prior to the start of your absence.
Vacation watch form (pdf format)
ConsumerAffairs has a great everything-you-could-ever-need-to-know guide to identity theft protection:
This identity theft guide has been featured on hundreds of law enforcement agency websites including police departments, sheriff offices, crime stopper websites and university public safety pages. Here is the link:
The Terrell Police Department no longer provides fingerprinting services for the public.
A number of private companies provide fingerprinting services for a minimal fee. Use this link to find the nearest location. You can also schedule an appointment through this website.
Police Ride Along Program:
Qualified citizens may ride along with police officers on patrol two times a year. Anyone interested in the Ride Along Program can obtain an application from the Police Department during regular office hours. The applicant's signature on the form must be notarized (we can do this for you at the office). After a routine background check, which usually takes 2-4 weeks, applicants are contacted to set up their Ride Along schedule.
Police Reserve Officer Program:
Volunteer police officers support the department by donating their time to assist in all areas of police services work. Volunteers are required to work 16 hours per month with our department. The individual must be licensed by the State of Texas as a Police Officer to be a member of our program. Applicants must be at least 21, in good physical condition, and willing to undergo screening, which includes a polygraph test, psychological evaluation, and background investigation.
Handgun Licensing Class
The Terrell Police Department offers handgun license classes to the public. Cost is $50.00.
More information on the Texas License to Carry
The Terrell Police Department assists residents in organizing and establishing neighborhood watches in their neighborhoods. Neighborhood watches help residents take ownership of their communities and deter crime in our city. Becoming involved in the program is simple. Every Terrell resident is encouraged to participate.
Sex Offender Registration:
Sex Offender Registration services are provided by appointment only, each Monday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. at the Police Department Building (201 E. Nash St.) Valid photo identification is required.
Please contact Corporal R.W. Lavin at 972-551-6622 Ext. 292 to schedule your appointment
The Terrell Police Department believes in a strong police-community relationship with our community. The three critical elements to strong relations are 1) Communication, 2) Partnership and 3) Trust. We know the key to earning trust is creating an open environment where a citizen who believes our personnel have not provided customer service in the manor expected and desired by our community, may file an inquiry with the department that will be responded to timely, fairly and professionally.
Citizens who wish to make an inquiry or file a personnel complaint with
the Terrell Police Department may do so by contacting the Internal Affairs
Unit at 972-551-6622, ext. 275, between the hours of 8AM and 5PM, Monday
through Friday. If the citizen believes the inquiry cannot wait until
normal business hours for Internal Affairs, the citizen may file the inquiry
or complaint with any on-duty sworn supervisor.
City of Terrell
201 East Nash St.
P.O. Box 310
Terrell, Texas 75160
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