Harlingen Police Department
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1018 Fair Park Emergency Services: 911
  Non-Emergency: 956-216-5940 
Harlingen, Texas  78550 Jail Division: 956-216-5465
  Municipal Court 956-216-5121 

Main Information: 956-216-5400

Crime Stoppers: 956-425-8477

Fax: 956-216-5445
     
     


 



 
Michael Kester- Chief of Police
Phone: 216-5403
E-Mail Address: mkester@harlingenpolice.com


Welcome to the Harlingen Police Department website.  Harlingen is the 2nd largest City in Cameron County in close proximity to the US-Mexico border.  The Harlingen Police Department is operational 24 hours a day, 365 day a year.  We are dedicated to preserving life, reducing crime, preventing vehicle collisions and enforcing the law with proactive modern policing efforts.  HPD Officers exemplify our core values of Honor, Courage and Integrity.  The Harlingen Police Department embraces a Community Policing philosophy with many Individual and Business Partners who help make Harlingen a safe place to live, work, visit and play; free from the fear of crime.

Harlingen PD has 134 authorized Police Officer positions and 45 Civilian Staff that answer and respond to over 50,000 calls for service a year.  The HPD Executive Staff is comprised of Asst. Chief Miryam Anderson, Deputy Chief Hector Leal, Deputy Chief Daniel Villarreal, Deputy Chief Alfredo Alvear and Civilian Police Manager Carlos Cantu.  The Department has three Bureaus: Uniformed Service, Criminal Investigations and the Support Services Bureau.

The Harlingen Police Department is a Recognized Police Department by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation Inc. Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program, 2017-2021. 

Our motto “I am HPD” reflects our community involvement and is a constant reminder that we are a team.  So tag us online or feel free to use #iamhpd to join our movement.  With over 30,000 Facebook followers, you are never alone!

Sincerely,

Michael Kester, Chief of Police
      


2018 ANNUAL REPORT 

 

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2017 ANNUAL CRIME REPORT

 

 

 


 

Mission Statement
“It is the mission of the Harlingen Police Department to provide services with integrity and dedication, to preserve life, to enforce the law, and to work in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life in the City of Harlingen.”

Services offered
  • 24/7 Emergency Police Response
  • 24/7 High visibility police patrol services
  • 24/7 Emergency police/fire 911 Communications service
  • Community outreach programs: CPAA, Explorers, Neighborhood Watch, SAVE, Crime Stoppers
  • Progressive approach to open media relations (P.I.O., Records)

Texas Police Journal
Benefits of Physical Fitness for Police Officers (pdf)

HARLINGEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASES & JAIL LIST

Police Press Releases & Jail List
Tips
Do you have information on a crime or a person involved in a crime? If you have information and would like to remain anonymous please call 425-TIPS. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

Volunteer & Community Programs
Click here for more information on how you can be a part of some of the programs available at the Harlingen Police Department.

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