Police Department

2014 annual report

Cleburne Police Department

Serving Since 1871

In 1871 the Cleburne Police Department was established as a town constable which later became city marshal. Today the department is a modern, progressive, full-service municipal police agency with an authorized strength of 54 sworn (civil service) officers, 30 reserve officers, and 19 civilian employees. The annual department budget is $7.5 million. We provide law enforcement services 24 hours a day, every day of the year to our residents, businesses and visitors.

Cleburne is home to 30,272 people and the county seat of Johnson County, Texas. The city is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on US 67, just 50 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, and a one-hour drive from DFW International Airport. The city encompasses 35.5 square miles with plenty of land available for expansion. Significant growth is projected following the recent opening of SH 121/Chisholm Trail Parkway, a 27.6-mile toll road from I-30 in downtown Fort Worth to US 67 in Cleburne.

Our mission is to protect and serve Cleburne. We work in partnership with our citizens for the mutual purpose of promoting safe streets and neighborhoods, creating a community free from the fear of crime, and improving the overall quality of life. The department operates under a community policing philosophy committed to intelligence-led policing and a high level of customer service.

Our vision is to be a world-class police department serving the best community in North Texas. Our values are integrity, service and excellence. We are currently seeking recognition through the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation Best Practices Recognition Program, which is a 1-2 year process.

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