The Nederland Police Patrol Division is the largest division of the Police Department and functions under the command of Assistant Chief Gary Porter. 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.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION
The Nederland Criminal Investigation Division is composed of law enforcement professionals assigned to investigate criminal activity in the community.
The C.I. Division is currently commanded by Detective Sergeant James West who supervises 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. The Detectives currently assigned to CID are: Corey Mendoza, Andrew Arnold, and Matt Turner. There is also a Detective who is assigned full time to the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force.
Officer Casey Maxwell is the School Resource Officer and assigned on a full time basis to work in conjunction with the Nederland Independent School District. He works primarily at Nederland High School, Central Middle School and C.O.Wilson Middle School. The SRO program has been very successful in several ways. This program provides security on the school campuses, criminal investigations occurring at the schools are conducted by the SRO Officer, thus relieving patrol officers from that duty, and he works as a liaison between the school district, its students and the Police Department.
Central Dispatch has 11 full time Telecommunication Operators who dispatch for the Cities of Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves. These personnel handle all incoming emergency and non-emergency calls for all three cities. The 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 38,000 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 insure 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 Office Standards and Education.
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, 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.
For traffic accident reports please contact the Municipal Court at (409)723-1526 or (409)723-1506.
If you would like to make an open records request you may fill out the form below and return it to the Records Department via hand delivery, mail or fax and your records will be gathered and prepared.
Open Records Request Form