Message from the Chief

It is my honor to serve as the Chief of Police for the Port Arthur Police Department. The residents of the Port Arthur Community can be very proud of this Department and the men and women who commit themselves to providing for the safety of this community. As your Chief of Police, I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with the fine men and women of the Port Arthur Police Department. It is our goal to protect and serve this community with the utmost professionalism, dignity, respect and fairness.

It is my goal to continually work to develop and enhance the relationship between the police department and community while maintaining a safe community for many years to come. 

The mission of the men and women of the Port Arthur Department is to prevent and reduce crime while improving the quality of life, increasing the perception of safety, and treating everyone with dignity and respect. It is the goal of the men and women of the Port Arthur Police Department to provide the finest quality, proactive, professional and progressive law enforcement services, accountability and dedication to our community.

A great deal of our success results from working with the community in a strategic and collaborative partnership designed to preserve the quality of life.

The 171 authorized personnel of the Port Arthur Police Department are a professional contemporary police department focused on delivering law enforcement services to a diverse population. Our staff is committed to providing timely and effective police response with the goal of community safety in mind. We operate as one team working closely with our residents to proactively address crime, prevent victimization and reduce the fear of crime.

Chief Patrick R. Melvin