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Terrell Police Department
Jody Lay – Chief of Police
Police Emergency: 911
A Tour of the Terrell Police Department
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
Terrell, TX 75160
Ext. 231, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Copies of accident reports are available during regular office hours. You may also request an accident report by mail. Include a check or money order for $6.00 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.
To retrieve or view recovered lost or stolen property, bring proof of ownership, a photo ID, and the case number to the Police station at 201 E. Nash between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
|201 East Nash
Terrell, TX 75160
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Terrell Municipal Court has an agreement with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles under the “Scofflaw Program,” as it relates to Traffic Law. “Traffic Law” means a statute or ordinance, a violation of which is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.00, that regulates, on a street, road or highway of this state:
(A) the conduct or condition of a person while operating a motor vehicle; or
(B) the condition of a motor vehicle being operated.
If a person fails to appear in court as provided by law for the prosecution of the offense or fails to pay a fine for the violation, the person might not be permitted to register a motor vehicle in this state.
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)
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 Service 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.
The Terrell Police Department conducts a Citizen Police Academy several times each year. The academy provides the public with a general overview of police operations. Citizens interested in attending should pick up an application at the Police Services, 201 E. Nash St., Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Citizens police academy application (pdf format)
Information on the Texas Concealed Handgun Licensing Classes.
Donate Your Old Cellular Phones to At-Risk Victims
The Terrell Police Department collects cellular phones that can be provided to senior citizens and victims of domestic violence for use in emergencies. There are no charges to the person donating the phones, as they are deactivated. These phones provide mobile access to 9-1-1 in cases of emergency to these seniors and domestic violence victims who may not otherwise have the ability to contact police or other emergency services when needed. If you are interested in donating a cellular phone, you can bring it to the Terrell Police Department at 201 E. Nash Street, email program coordinator Cpl. Jackson, or click the “Donate Now” button for a postage paid mailing label.
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 call 972-551-6622 to schedule your appointment.
City of Terrell
201 East Nash St.
P.O. Box 310
Terrell, Texas 75160
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