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Our department employs 28 full time Peace Officers to serve the citizens of Nederland. There is also 11 Telecommunications Operators, 1 Administrative Secretary, 1 Police Clerk, 1 Court Administrator, 1 Assistant Court Administrator, 7 full time School Crossing Guards, 2 part-time School Crossing Guards. We take pride in having dedicated and experienced officers and staff serving our community.
The Nederland Police Patrol Division is the largest division of the Police Department and functions under the command of Assistant Chief Andrew Arnold. As first responders, the Patrol Division responds to over 14,000 calls for service annually. The Patrol Division has many responsibilities which include enforcement of all federal, state, traffic, and local laws, as well as the enforcement of various municipal ordinances. This division also answers requests for service from citizens and businesses regarding suspicious activity and when life or property is threatened.
The Patrol Officers are the most visible part of the Police Department in our community and have the most contact and interaction with our citizens. A Patrol Officers duties include, but are not limited to, issuing citations, administering first aid, locating missing persons, conducting preliminary criminal and traffic investigations, arresting and processing criminals and testifying in court. The Patrol Division exists to serve and protect and is guided by the principles of justice. They take pride in their department and are committed to excellence in their profession.
The Nederland Criminal Investigation Division is composed of law enforcement professionals assigned to investigate criminal activity in the community.
The Criminal Investigation Division is currently staffed by four Detectives who are responsible for criminal investigations against persons and property. The crimes they investigate range from robbery to murder, fraud to sexual assault, theft, and burglary to child abuse, just to name a few. There is also a Detective who is assigned full time as a Special Investigator for Narcotics cases.
The Nederland Police Department has partnered with the Nederland Independent School District and created a School Resource Officer Program. The main objective of the program is to provide security on school campuses. The School Resource Officers also builds report with students, faculty, and staff.
The SRO's builds trust through education, socialization, and partnership. This goes hand in hand with our "policing with the community" model that all Nederland Police Officers strive to achieve.
The SRO Program is supervised by Administrative Sergeant Casey Maxwell. Sgt. Maxwell previously served as a School Resource Officer for nearly six years. His office is at the Nederland PD. Additionally, there are three Nederland Police Officers assigned to different schools within N.I.S.D. Officers are currently housed at the following campuses; Nederland Highschool, C.O. Wilson Middle School, Central MS.
Dispatch Sergeant Barbara Hollier supervises Central Dispatch which consists of 11 full time Telecommunication Operators. These personnel handle all incoming emergency and non-emergency calls for the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves. The Telecommunication Operators are responsible for dispatching ambulance, fire, police, and other emergency equipment to any emergency or routine calls that occur within the three cities. Central Dispatch receives an average of 46,930 calls for service annually from the citizens of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves.
Central Dispatch also maintains all dispatch records for the combined cities as well as the Texas Crime Information Center and National Crime Information Center files.
The Police Officers and Telecommunications Operators receive certified training to ensure that the Police Department operates with the latest techniques and knowledge to effectively fulfill our mission. Police Officers are on a 24-month training cycle and are required to complete 40 hours of training in fields relevant to their duty. Telecommunications Operators are trained in the latest techniques of emergency dispatch including medical dispatch, suicide prevention, and critical call procedures. In all aspects, our officers and staff are trained to deliver efficient and effective service to the citizens we serve. All certified law enforcement and communication officer training is regulated and monitored by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
The Nederland Police Department's Records Division operates Monday through Friday and the hours of operation are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you would like specific instructions on how to obtain information included in a police incident report, traffic accident report, would like to file an open records request, or obtain any other information regarding police records, please call the Business Office at (409)723-1518.
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