Community Relations

Our department believes in and practices Community Policing.  We see it as an organization-wide philosophy, value system, and management approach that promotes community, government and policing partnerships, and proactive problem-solving.  

We seek community engagement to address the causes of crime, the fear of crime, and other community issues.

Chief's Advisory Committee

In 2017, Ordinance No. 17-05 was passed authorizing the Port Arthur City Council to establish the Port Arthur Police Chief Advisory Committee. The commission shall be comprised of 18 members and each council member and the mayor shall appoint 2 members to the commission to serve 1-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled by the city council member serving in the position making the original appointment for the unexpired term. 

Members of the Police Chief Advisory Committee  serve without compensation, and all members of such commission shall be subject to removal at the will and pleasure of the city council. 

The mission of the committee is to enhance citizen understanding, communication, and cooperation between the police department and the community. The committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Chief of Police.

Neighborhood Action Groups

Our Community Policing philosophy is to develop a partnership with the citizens we serve by working together to help prevent crime and solve neighborhood issues of concern.

Our objective is to work with residents and businesses of the community to help resolve neighborhood problems and improve their quality of life, to teach residents of all ages about crime prevention and personal safety, and to put residents in touch with other agencies that will assist with their social concerns.

  • What is a Neighborhood Action Group?

    •  A Neighborhood Action Group is a group of citizens who want to take an active role in assisting the police department in deterring and solving crimes as well as other neighborhood issues that concern them. 
  •  Who can join a Neighborhood Action Group?

    • Any resident can join a Neighborhood Action Group. Groups have been organized within residential neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and housing projects.  We currently have over 1,000 citizens participating in Neighborhood Action Groups. Our program, with the help of many great citizens, will continue to grow and expand.  Since the implementation of our program in 1994, the N.A.G. Groups, working in partnership with the police department, have helped decrease crime in Port Arthur by 54%.


Port Arthur Neighborhood Action CouncilConcerned Citizens of Pear Ridge
Stonegate Neighborhood Action GroupConcerned Citizens of Park Place
Arthur Square Neighborhood Action GroupConcerned Citizens of Port Arthur
Edison-Lee Neighborhood Action GroupConcerned Citizens of Lakeview
Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets-West SideConcerned Citizens of Montrose
Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets-
Savannah Section
Concerned Citizens of Port Acres
Concerned Citizens of Elvista/ Vista VillageConcerned Citizens of Sabine Pass
Concerned Citizens of Griffing ParkConcerned Citizens of Lakeside