Additional Services

Enhanced 911:

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.”

Vacation Watch:

Call 469-474-2700 at any time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to schedule periodic checks when you plan to be away from home for vacation or other extended periods.

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.

Citizen Gasoline Drive Off Theft

It is the policy of this department that all gasoline drive-off theft reports be made when reported. The complainant must be able to make an identification of the suspect, provide a vehicle license number, and be willing to prosecute.

All persons wanting to report a drive-off theft of gasoline will be advised of the department policy relating to these offenses and that a report must be made to the Terrell Police Headquarters, 1100 N. State Hwy 34 Terrell, TX 75160, within 72 hours of the offense date. Reports must be submitted to the Terrell Police Department Records Division between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Identity Theft Protection:

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Fingerprinting Services:

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.

Information on the Texas License to Carry Handgun Classes.

Alarm Permits and Fees

Effective Friday, November 1, 2019

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