Our mission is to provide outstanding police services, in partnership with the community, to maintain a safe environment that contributes to the quality of life.
Department Accreditation 
The City of Plano Police Department is proud to have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 1992. In November 2012, the department received the Accreditation with Excellence Award, which designated Plano as an extraordinary example in Law Enforcement.
A Meritorious Service award, given to agencies with 15 or more continuous years as an accredited agency, was also presented to the Plano Police Department at that time. View more information regarding our accreditation status

Police Response to COVID-19

The Plano Police Department has implemented a temporary response protocol that will maintain continuity of essential police services during the city’s COVID-19 response. The Department has been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, and recognize that social distancing is strongly recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of the virus. To assist the public during this response with non-emergency calls for service, the Police Department is requesting community members and the public to utilize our online services to report a variety of incidents. Please visit our COVID-19 Online Services page for a complete list of the services available.

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Please note the location of the following examination has changed: 
A Police Recruit Civil Service Entrance Examination will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The exam will be held at the Plano Event Center, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074.

If you are interested in taking a future Civil Service Examination test for the position of Police Officer, please submit your name into an upcoming employment opportunity database with the City of Plano Police Department.

Online Police Reporting

To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Plano Police Department encourages the public to utilize our online reporting services to file non-emergency police reports or to obtain crash reports. Please contact the Public Information Office (972-941-2433) for additional information.


Open Carry and Campus Carry in Texas

In accordance with House Bill 910, Texans will be allowed to carry handguns in plain view starting January 1, 2016. To help citizens understand these changes, the Plano Police department has compiled some answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.

This information is only intended to provide general information about the changes involving open carry and campus carry. The laws pertaining to firearms in Texas can be complex so make sure that you have a thorough understanding of what is allowed by both Texas and federal law.
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