Message From the Chief

Thank you for your interest in the Texarkana Texas Police Department and the services we provide. I invite you to browse this website to acquaint yourself with our organization and our commitment to the community. We are proud to serve you and appreciate your trust and support in our efforts to keep Texarkana safe.

The opportunity to serve the Texarkana community for more than three decades has allowed me to witness the incredible growth and development throughout our city. The community has transformed into a regional hub that offers quality economic, entertainment, health care, and educational opportunities to both those that live here and those who visit.

As the Police Chief, providing services to our community that reduce both crime and the fear of crime is my main priority. We work to provide service in a manner that is fair, courteous, responsive, efficient, and effective. We are also committed to maintaining awareness of our community’s needs and concerns as we work to keep all neighborhoods safe. We enjoy strong support from our community, city management, and elected officials.  It is through this support and public trust that we are able to work to help maintain a high quality of life for our city.

We realize that every interaction is an opportunity to build trust, maintain transparency, and ensure success in our efforts to better serve our community. I invite you to become a partner in these efforts by being a caring and considerate neighbor, staying informed, and being observant.

It is my honor to serve you as your Chief of Police. The Texarkana Texas Police Department is made up of highly skilled caring professionals who take great pride in serving our richly diverse community. I am proud of the men and women of our organization and feel fortunate to serve alongside them. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at (903) 798-3116.


Kevin Schutte, Chief of Police