Welcome to the Olmos Park Police Department. We have 12 full-time sworn police officers and two volunteer reserve police officers.
The Olmos Park Police Department strives to provide the best customer service to its citizens using community-based, patrol-oriented policing.
Our mission centers on the prevention of crime, preservation of public peace, protection of lives and property, the detection and arrest of violators, and the enforcement of all laws and ordinances.
The Olmos Park Police Department provides law enforcement services within the Olmos Park City limits. Patrol officers respond to all calls for service, investigate traffic crashes, enforce City, State and Federal laws, respond to emergencies, conduct criminal investigations and provide a heavy emphasis on high-profile proactive patrol operations to help reduce crime.
Your police department, with your help, is proactive in crime prevention and is actively resolving crime concerns and quality of life issues facing our community.
Town Hall Meeting Nov. 8, 2012: See Slides
Police Chief Comments on Town Hall Meeting
The town hall meeting was well attended with people having to stand in the lobby. Your police department appreciates your interest and support. Many thanks to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Captain Ray Castro of the Park Police for participating.
Our very own Crime Prevention Officer Sandy Atherton provided tips on preventing residential burglaries. Door latch plates can be strengthened simply by using longer screws, and safety locks can be placed on windows. Sliding glass doors can be secured by using a couple of screws in the track to prevent the doors from being lifted out. Exterior motion sensor lights and double cylinder dead bolt locks are also helpful. Lock your vehicles and do not leave valuables in plain sight.
Remove the opportunity for crime by making your home more crime resistant. When gone, make your home appear occupied - timers on lights, radio on, etc. Record serial numbers of numbered property. Photograph your jewelry so it can be identified. Lock your home, activate your alarm system, and know your neighbors. Ask them to watch your home in exchange for you watching theirs-creating an informal "neighborhood watch."
When going away for a few days: notify your police department (form available on web site). Alert trusted neighbor of absence and have neighbor pick up newspaper or suspend delivery.
It takes all of us working together to prevent crime. Look at your home through a burglar's eyes and ask "how will I get in and out without being detected."
Many web sites are available on the topic of crime prevention such as: crimepreventiontips.org and houstontx.gov/police/crime_prevention.
Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting. Please continue to call or email with any comments/concerns. Remember, if your observation needs immediate response provide the information to our dispatcher at 822-2000.