The mission statement of the Fort Stockton Police Department is to provide a high-quality standard of service to the community with integrity and professionalism. Our duties will be performed in a manner to ensure the safety of all citizens, to safeguard the rights and individual liberties, and to safeguard human dignity of all those we come in contact.
We will, deter crime through a proactive community-oriented approach, identifying problems that provide opportunity for criminal action. We will respond quickly to problems in a cohesive effort with citizens to solve their problems.
Our efforts will work with other organizations in the community to enlighten citizens toward public safety and to enhance the quality of life for our citizens.
Finally, our mission requires that we give attention to activities that effect citizen’s sense of safety and quality of life. To this end we will maintain order and help facilitate the safe movement of People and traffic through the City. Personnel and resources will be dedicated and committed to a community-oriented problem solving approach to policing with integrity and Professionalism.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Fort Stockton Police Department expects its personnel to maintain high standards of appearance and conduct. The public similarly expects such high standards. Police officers wield considerable power over the citizenry, power that is carefully circumscribed by state and federal law and, ultimately by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Our powers to arrest, seize property and interfere, at times, with the lives of citizens constitute a public trust. A police officer can help to ensure that the trust is regarded as vital by performing his duties in an exemplary manner. Performance however, is not enough; we must always conduct ourselves in an exemplary fashion.
The Fort Stockton Police Department is in the process of instituting a new Traffic Compliance and Complaint Program to better serve you. This program is designed to help our officers guide their patrols when they are not responding to calls for service. Your Police Department heavily relies on public trust and information received from its citizens to capture criminals as well as solve and deter crimes. This is in an effort to help enforce traffic and speed laws in areas where residents feel there is a need for more directed patrols to help counter traffic violations that pose a risk to the public’s safety. Please be patient with us as this is a new program we are starting and as with all new programs, there will be issues to work through.
To make the Police Department aware of a traffic concern you have, please click on the link below and complete the form:
POLICE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY
Assistant Chief of Police
Ernesto “Net” Velasquez
Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police
Phone:(432) 336-4600 Ext. 205
Please contact the City of Fort Stockton Municipal Court for any citations issued by the Fort Stockton Police Department:
City of Fort Stockton Municipal Court
Honorable Judge Maribel Perkins
116 West 2nd St.
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Phone: (432)336-8525, Ext. 113
If you were stopped and issued a ticket or a warning and you would like to contact the Police Department in order to relay a compliment or to make a complaint about your experience, please feel free to contact the Fort Stockton Police Department by one of the following:
The Chief’s Assistant: (432)336-4604
Fort Stockton Police Department
ATTN: Compliments and Complaints
1710 N. Front St.
Fort Stockton, Texas 79735