Division Commander:
 Deputy Chief Dennis Odom  (409)983-8671
Assistant Division Commander:
  Lieutenant Steve Brinson  (409)984-2192

Division Secretary:  Adrian Dozier  (409)983-8673

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Traffic Enforcement Unit

Division Commander
Deputy Chief 
Dennis Odom


The Field Operations Division is the "backbone" of the Port Arthur Police Department.  Port Arthur Patrol Officers are responsible for providing prompt, courteous service and protection to the citizens of Port Arthur 24 hours-a-day, 7days a week, 365 days a year.  Their duties include, but are not limited to, preventing criminal activity, responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary criminal investigations, apprehension of criminals, traffic enforcement and accident investigation.  Port Arthur Police Officers work ten hour shifts and are assigned to certain areas of the city called districts.  

Port Arthur Police Officers are gifted individuals with a wide range of talents and their job requires them to be very flexible in dealing with citizens of all socio-economic backgrounds, and with the ever changing world of technological advancement.  Patrol officers maintain closer contact with the public than any other division of the police department. Most likely, the first person you will see when you are in need of the police, will be the patrol officer.  

The men and women of the Port Arthur Police Department take great pride in serving the citizens of  Port Arthur.

If you are interested in joining this great group of action oriented professionals please visit our 
Career Opportunities Page.

The Field Operations Division is divided into three 10 hour shifts:

Day Shift
6:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Shift Commander: Lieutenant  Frank Ramirez

Patrol Sergeants: 

Evening Shift
2:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Shift Commander: Lieutenant Martin Blitch

Patrol Sergeants:

Sgt. Terry Chance
Sgt. Jeremy Houston
Sgt. Heather Rowe


Night Shift
9:30 PM - 7:30 AM

Shift Commander: Lieutenant Michael Fratus

Patrol Sergeants:

Sgt.Shawn Perron
Sgt. Steve Davis
Sgt. Reed Rowe


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