SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION

Support Services encompasses several crucial elements within our department, which aid in the mission of overall public safety, including Communications, Records, Property and Evidence, Code Enforcement, Animal Control, and Community Liaison.

The Division is headed by a Support Services Lieutenant, one Sergeant, and one Dispatch Supervisor. It includes seven dispatchers, one records clerk, one evidence technician, two animal control officers, along with a Civilian Code Enforcement Officer and a community liaison.

Animal Control read more

The Palestine Police Department provides two full-time Animal Control Officers who respond to animal complaints. The Animal Control Officer has his/he... Read More

Community Liaison read more

The Palestine Police Community liaison works within the police department as dictated by the needs of the department and the community.

Dispatch read more

The dispatch center operates with one dispatch supervisor and six dispatchers. The dispatch center is responsible for answering calls for service and... Read More

P.L.A.C.E. Team read more

The P.L.A.C.E. (Police Litter Animal Control Code Enforcement) Team originated in January of 2019. Together, the P.L.A.C.E. team systematically addres... Read More

Records read more

Police Records Clerk maintains the records filing system and/or database used to manage, access, and preserve electronic and paper records of criminal... Read More

 

 

 

Community Liaison

The Palestine Police Community liaison works within the police department as dictated by the needs of the department and the community. The community liaison's responsibilities include police/community relations, program coordination,  community safety education, bilingual community outreach, graphic design, social media specialist, and police department site webmaster. LEARN MORE

Dispatch

The Palestine Police Department Dispatch Center is located at 511 N John St inside the police department. The dispatch center operates with one dispatch supervisor and six dispatchers. The dispatch center is responsible for answering calls for service and dispatching officers to those calls. LEARN MORE  

Records

The Records Department is run by one Records Clerk who is responsible for maintaining police department records, criminal information, accident reports and court-related documents. The Records Clerk assists walk-ins with accident report requests and testifies in civil cases or when subpoenaed. LEARN MORE

 

P.L.A.C.E. Team (Police Litter Abatement + Code Enforcement)

Animal Control

The Palestine Police Department provides two full-time Animal Control Officers who respond to animal complaints. The Animal Control Officer has his/her basic and advanced training requirements. Animal Control is responsible for enforcing the City ordinances and State laws regulating animal control functions. Routinely, the animal control officers respond to citizen complaints involving animal nuisances, such as stray animals, barking, aggressive dogs, and animal bites.  LEARN MORE

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement maintains and helps ensure properties comply with rules set by City Council. Code Officers routinely patrol assigned neighborhoods for code violations and investigate complaints with a mission of abating issues and educating residents. LEARN MORE

Litter Abatement

Litter Abatement is made up of one non-sworn officer whose duty is to enforce local, State, and Federal laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances governing environmental code. The Litter Abatement Officer's job is to respond to environmental and code compliance inquiries, concerns, and complaints from the public, investigate public nuisance complaints involving litter and illegal dumping and identifies and document violations. LEARN MORE