Mental Health Unit

The Port Arthur Police Department is proud to announce the creation of its Mental Health Unit. This unit is operated by officers that have received specialized training. The main objective is to bridge the gap between law enforcement and those suffering from a mental illness.

Our hope is to assist family members and citizens in identifying and obtaining the resources accessible to them.

The Port Arthur Police Department Mental Health Unit will work together with local hospitals and mental health authorities to provide the best available services.  We work with a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) daily.  The community can contact the QMHP by calling 409-983-8640.

If you have any questions you can email us at

You can also complete the Mental Health Referral form and a member of the police department will follow up with you.

The Port Arthur Police Department continues to strive toward excellence in the services they provide to the citizens of Port Arthur.