About Us

Department Overview

The Plano Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the northern Dallas metropolitan area. Serving more than 286,000 citizens, the Plano Police Department is nationally known for its highly trained officers, outstanding salaries and benefits, and first-class equipment.

Since its formation on January 1, 1958, the Plano Police Department has emphasized professionalism, integrity, and progress in providing traditional law enforcement services to our growing community, as well as innovative approaches to community issues. The Plano Police Department has been a nationally accredited law enforcement agency since 1992.

Department Initiatives

Among initiatives of the Police Department are solving neighborhood problems through the Neighborhood Police Officer Program; protecting youth by combating the continuing problem of drug usage, overdose and deaths within the community; promoting a positive law enforcement image with young people through the on-campus School Liaison Program; and reducing traffic accidents at high-risk intersections through increased red-light enforcement.

The Plano Police Department is staffed with dedicated professionals. Our standards are some of the highest in the State of Texas, hiring only the best of the best.

Performance Measures 

Our mission as an organization is to provide outstanding police services, in partnership with the community, to maintain a safe environment that contributes to the quality of life. To measure whether we are achieving our mission, we have four organizational performance measures: Crime Rate, Traffic Safety, Timely Service, and Quality of Service.

Great Place to Live and Work

Plano enjoys a reputation as one of the most desirable cities to live and work in. It is the home to major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, JC Penney, Dell, Frito-Lay, Dr. Pepper / 7-Up, and Alcatel. In 2013, Plano was recently named as one of the “Safest Cities in America” and “Best Run Cities in America” by Law Street Media and 24/7 Wall Street respectively. Also in 2013, AreaVibes.com ranked Plano as the “Best Place to Live in America.”

Plano consistently has one of the lowest crime rates in Texas for cities of its size.