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Interim Chief of Police: K.G. McKeown


Police Emergency: 911
To report a crime or suspicious activity:  469-474-2700
Non-Emergency:  469-474-2700
(Dispatch/Communications or to report
a crime not in progress)


1100 N. State Hwy 34
Terrell, TX 75160
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Terrell Police Department will be posting a short series of videos reminding citizens to remember Hide, Lock and Take. We hope you will help us help you and together we can reduce property crimes in our community. We had fun with it and hope you enjoy them.




Video - What to expect during a routine traffic stop




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Press release of a
Burglary of a Vehicle September 26, 2016

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Captain A. D. Sansom
Terrell Police Department


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Our Mission


“ To protect lives and property, safeguard individual rights and liberties, reduce crime and increase safety by providing quality customer service and professional and responsibly aggressive law enforcement services in partnership with our community”

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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.


Our Philosophy


Professional and responsibly aggressive law enforcement is a philosophy that promotes a proactive approach to reducing crime and enhancing public safety. This aggressive stance against crime carries with it the responsibility to safeguard individual rights and liberties upon which our country was founded, while utilizing all lawful means available to carry out our core mission – reducing crime, improving quality of life and working with our citizens to make our community safe.

Statement of Quality


The Terrell Police Department is an organization comprised of people of integrity, committed to providing total quality police service to its community in a responsibly aggressive manner.


We will forge a partnership with the community based on mutual trust, confidence, commitment and communication to maintain and improve the quality of life and promote the safety and welfare of our citizens.


The Terrell Police Department exists to meet the City's objectives for the safety and well-being of its residents. In the continuing pursuit of quality, we are guided by the following core values:

Core Values

In service to our community, we are driven by the following core professional values:


  • Respect: We value human life, safety and dignity, and commit to treating all human beings with the utmost respect, compassion and concern.
  • Integrity: We value ethical conduct - and are driven by our professional values and a firm commitment to public trust - which we are unwilling to compromise in the performance of our duty.
  • Professionalism: By our conduct, goals, intent, character, and standards we shall vigilantly seek to constantly improve our ability to safeguard citizen rights, preserve peace, protect life, and instill a deep respect for the law.
  • Diversity: We value diversity, and commit to nurturing a welcoming environment of inclusion, in which we recognize the unique skills, knowledge, abilities and backgrounds of all people as our strength.
  • Collaboration: We value teamwork and commit to cooperative goal achievement through active collaboration and partnerships with the community and with one another.
  • Problem Solving: We value partnering with citizens to identify and impact the causes of problems within the community that contribute to the incidence of crime.

Want to be a Part of our Team?

City of Terrell police We are seeking people dedicated to serving the citizens of Terrell to join our team. If you are a person of integrity, dedicated to service, and want a rewarding career in law enforcement we may have a place for you. If you would like information on how to join our team, contact the City of Terrell Personnel Department at 972-551-6608 or click here.


The salary for cadets is $46,944.17 with a salary increase to $49,414.92 at six months. There are a total of seven pay steps with the final step currently topping at $59,067.27.


  • For posted job vacancies, the department will review all referred applications and select the applicants to be interviewed and processed. The interviewing department will call candidates to schedule interviews and select the applicant(s) to be considered and hired. Because of the volume of applications and the time required to review and process each application, you will not be called or contacted unless you are selected for an interview or otherwise continue in the hiring process.


Patrol Division


City of Terrell police officer


Patrol Division Officers respond to calls, conduct preventative patrol of city streets, enforce traffic laws, and file initial crime reports.


Criminal Investigation Division


The Criminal Investigation Division provides follow-up in cases involving all types of crime.

Terrell Police Headquarters
1100 N. St. Hwy 34
Terrell, TX 75160
Location Map
Telephone: 469-474-2640

   Interim Chief of Police:K.G. McKeown
   Captain T.D. Kelly
   Sergeant J. Whitworth
   Detective R. Birkett 
   Detective D.Bridges   
   Detective B. Bulin  
   Detective B. Stephens   

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Property Release and Information


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 - 469-474-2711


Records and Communication Division


Copies of accident reports are now available online.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 469-474-2680 for more information.


For a copy of an offense report or other open records request, call 469-474-2680. 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.



Terrell Police Headquarters
1100 N. St. Hwy 34
Terrell, TX 75160

Location Map

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.




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 469-4742666 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 period.


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)


Identity Theft Protection:

ConsumerAffairs has a great everything-you-could-ever-need-to-know guide to identity theft protection:


  • Hundreds of verified consumer reviews
  • Expert reviews and breakdowns of different features
  • A fantastic article that's all about protecting children from identity theft since they are 35x more likely to be targeted

This identity theft guide has been featured on hundreds of law enforcement agency web sites including police departments, sheriff offices, crime stopper web sites and university public safety pages. Here is the link:


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.



More information on the Texas License to Carry Handgun Classes.

Neighborhood Watch



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.


Contact Captain A.D. Sansom for more information at 469-474-2666 or by email. More information



Information for Sex Offenders


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 Investigators Ty Burnes or J. Melton at 469-474-2800 to schedule your appointment


Personnel Complaints

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 469-474-2660, between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, 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.


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Terrell, Texas 75160
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