A Message from the Chief of Police

The mission of the Port Arthur Police Department is to provide the citizens of Port Arthur with an effective law enforcement system that protects life and property, preserves law and order, and enforces State Laws and City Ordinances within the framework of the Constitution.

In order to realize these goals, the efforts of the Department are to:

  1. Recognize that the spirit of the Port Arthur Police Department is one of helping people and providing assistance at every opportunity.
  2. Enlighten citizens about public safety issues and strive to gain community support in the suppression of criminal activity.
  3. Aggressively respond to criminal activity throughout the City of Port Arthur in a manner consistent with safeguarding the rights of all citizens.
  4. Consistently demand the highest degree of integrity and professionalism from all employees.