We serve a population of just over 15,000. Our patrol area consists of approximately 19 square miles.
Our Team consists of 37 Sworn Officers, 2 Reserve Officers, 12 full-time civilian employees, and up to 8 part-time staff members who are dedicated to serve and assist you in any way possible. The department is divided into 3 sections: Administration, Operations and Support.
The Kilgore Police Department became a Recognized Agency through the Texas Police Chief's Association Best Practices (TPCA) Program in 2013.
In order to become a Recognized Agency, the Kilgore Police Department completed an internal review of its policies, procedures, equipment, facilities, and operations. After submitting proof of compliance with 166 best practices standards established by the TPCA, an on-site assessment was conducted by independent assessors to review operations and facilities as well as interview staff.
The agency submits annual compliance reports to maintain its Recognized status and every four years must go through the on-site assessment in order to be Re-Recognized for an additional four years.