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Neighborhood Police Officers

In 1993, Garland created a community police program called the Neighborhood Service Team (NST).  Athough initially developed for only certain neighborhoods of the city, the NST Unit was very successful and went through several growth periods until it covered the entire city and was renamed the Neighborhood Police Officer Unit (NPO Unit).

In August of 2012, the Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) Program expanded to include responsibility for gang activity.  The NPO Unit previously had 17 officers and 2 NPO Lieutenants.  With the 2012 expansion the Unit now has:

  • 22 officers 
  • 2 NPO Lieutenants

Each officer in the NPO Unit is assigned a particular area of the city.  Within their assigned area, the officer works with patrol officers, employees from other city departments, GISD, business owners, and especially citizens to identify and assist with ongoing problems that affect the area.

Primary duties of a Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) are:

  1. Work with Crime Watch groups, Apartment Managers, Neighborhood Associations, and other community groups within the area. The NPO will be the primary contact for these groups, providing information about ongoing crime trends, soliciting help from the community in solving problems in their neighborhoods, and encouraging and assisting neighborhoods in banding together to work with the police toward a common goal.
  2. Identify specific crime trends within the area, formulate a strategy for addressing the offenses, coordinate and participate in the solution.
  3. Identify and respond to specific problems within the neighborhood including repeat call locations, ongoing neighborhood disturbances, and deteriorating conditions which contribute to the overall decline of the neighborhood.
  4. Identify and track gang members and their associates as well as aggressive enforcement of criminal offenses committed by gang members and their associates.
  5. The NPO will also use high visibility enforcement, abatement procedures, and seizure processes to disrupt the proceeds and lifestyle of their criminal enterprise.

In addition to these primary duties, the N.P.O. Unit promotes several community programs and services.  


For more information, call or email your Neighborhood Police Officer or you may call (972) 485-4881. Print map with names  Print map with Officer Information

Districts Officer Phone E-mail
11 Capers     972-485-4883 capersj@garlandtx.gov
12 Capers 972-485-4883   capersj@garlandtx.gov
13         Galloway 972-485-4882 gallowayj@garlandtx.gov
14 Barnes 972-205-2042 barnest@garlandtx.gov
21 Franey 972-485-4899 franeyt@garlandtx.gov
22 Clark     972-485-4857 clarkm@garlandtx.gov
23 Garcia 972-205-1633 garciam@garlandtx.gov
24 Franey 972-485-4899
25 Mallison 972-205-2032 mallisonm@garlandtx.gov
31 Duncan 972-205-2980 duncanr@garlandtx.gov
32 Dockter 972-205-4043 dockterc@garlandtx.gov  
33 Dockter
34 Ashcroft 972-485-4898
35 Mendoza 972-485-4818 mendoza@garlandtx.gov 
41 Wade 972-205-1659 waded@garlandtx.gov
42 Pesta 972-485-4896 pestam@garlandtx.gov
43 M. St.Clair 972-485-4821 stclairm@garlandtx.gov
44 Radney 972-485-4828 Radney@garlandtx.gov
45 Ralston 972-485-4826 ralstonr@garlandtx.gov
46 Radney 972-485-4828 Radney@garlandtx.gov
51 T. Hawkins 972-485-4823 hawkinsr@garlandtx.gov
52 Oliver   972-485-4815 oliverl@garlandtx.gov
53 Oliver 972-485-4815 oliverl@garlandtx.gov
54  Maldonado 972-485-4835  maldonad@garlandtx.gov
55 Christian  972-485-4816 christianb@garlandtx.gov  
56 W. Hawkins 972-485-4858 hawkinsw@garlandtx.gov

Community Relations Officer

Officer Phone E-mail
Mike Hatfield 972-485-4830 hatfieldm@garlandtx.gov

NPO Supervisors

Supervisor Phone E-mail
Lt. Ben St.Clair - 10, 20 & 30 Sectors 972-205-1683 stclairb@garlandtx.gov
Lt. John Bennett - 40 & 50 Sectors   972-205-1689 bennettj@garlandtx.gov