Public Safety

Garland's public safety agencies are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the City's growing and diverse population. The police department is currently located on a state of the art campus that includes 181,000 square feet of building space, and encompasses four facilities. The facilities included on this campus are the Police Department, Detention Center, Forensics Lab, and the Municipal Court. The police department is constantly exploring ways to be more efficient and responsive to the community.

The Fire Department is dedicated to protecting lives and property, not only as emergency responders, but also as public educators. The department reaches out to the community with home safety and other disaster preparedness information.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) also works to prepare the City government and the citizens for any emergency situation. The OEM is responsible for coordinating the City’s emergency procedures and provides a wealth of disaster preparedness information.