In 1993, Garland created a community police program called the Neighborhood Service Team (NST). Although 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).
Currently, the Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) Program has:
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.
The primary duties of a Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) are:
In addition to these primary duties, the NPO Unit promotes several community programs and services.
For more information, call or email your Neighborhood Police Officer, or you may call 972-485-4881. The phone number for your NPO is an office number, not a textable cell phone.