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Chief of Police Mitch Bates

Welcome to the Garland Police Department website!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to learn more about our police department and about our community. We want our citizens and those who come here to work or simply to visit our fair city to know that we care about your safety and your quality of life. The City of Garland has so much to offer to families, homeowners, business owners, and more.

As Police Chief, I realize that it is important to implement appropriate policies and procedures to guide our employees. However, I believe that it is the people in our organization and the people in our community who make the difference. Our Mission Statement, listed below, clearly shows our focus and priorities.

The mission of the Garland Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for our community by reducing crime and the fear of crime.

The members of the Garland Police Department shall:

  • seek to provide first-class public safety services for our community while maintaining the highest level of ethics, integrity, and accountability to the law-abiding citizens and stakeholders of Garland
  • through fair and impartial enforcement of the law
  • while working in partnership with all segments of our diverse community in proactive efforts to reduce crime and address conditions that may foster the fear of crime.

Whether you want to live, work, or play in Garland or if you’re simply interested in learning more, please take the time to check us out! I think you will find that the City of Garland has much to offer you.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Police Chief. I hope to continue to do so as long as I can be worthy of your trust and respect.

Sincerely,
Mitch Bates
Chief of Police
Garland Police Department