About the Plano Police Department
The Plano Police Department is the
largest law enforcement agency in the northern Dallas metropolitan area. Serving
more than 250,000 citizens, the Plano Police Department is nationally known for its highly trained officers, outstanding salaries
and benefits, and first-class equipment. Since its formation in 1957, 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.
Among initiatives of the Plano 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. They have an authorized strength of 351 sworn officers, 159 non-sworn employees, and 79 non-sworn
part time employees.