Special Operations Bureau

Auto Impound

The Grand Prairie Police Department is responsible for the impounding of vehicles due to traffic accidents, hazards, junk vehicles, arrests, auto accidents and other miscellaneous reasons.

Visit the Auto Impound web page for more hours and other information.

Auto Impound Contact

Phone: 972-237-4100

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The Grand Prairie Police Department has two officers that are currently certified to perform Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections on commercial motor vehicles. These officers conduct traffic enforcement related to commercial vehicles, applying both Texas state law and Federal DOT laws to keep unsafe trucks off our highways. This highly successful program has been in Grand Prairie since 2007 and our officers are viewed as some of the best nationwide. As part of the Grand Prairie Police Department's commitment to partnering with motor carriers, we are proud to be members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Dallas Fort Worth Council of Safety Professionals.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Contact

Sgt. Eric Hansen
Phone: 972-237-8906
E-mail: ehansen@gptx.org

Related Links

Approved Truck Routes for North Grand Prairie - Map of approved and prohibited truck routes in north Grand Prairie.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Its primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Activities of the Administration help ensure safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance - CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico. CVSA's mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers.

The Dallas / Fort Worth Council of Safety Professionals - DFWCSP is a non-profit organization dedicated to transportation safety. Its mission is to promote safety in the transportation industry; foster cooperation with State and Federal agencies; promote professionalism among drivers; and create awareness in the minds of the driving public.

Texas Motor Transportation Association - TMTA is a trade organization dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of its members by advocating sound public policies, providing excellence in education, training and information and promoting a safe, dependable and cost-effective motor transportation system to better serve the people of Texas.

Lake Patrol

Lake Patrol Boat

Lake Operations is assigned to the Special Operations Division of the Police Department. It is responsible for patrolling the water surface and lake parks of the Lake Joe Pool recreational area. Lake operations is staffed with four full-time Officers and a Sergeant.

The Lake Patrol Officers utilize boats, mountain bikes, ATVs, UTVs, patrol vehicles, as well as other specialized equipment to respond to calls for service, emergencies, lake inspections and assisting boaters in the lake areas of Grand Prairie.

In addition the officers assigned to the Lake Operations Unit are Public Safety Divers and work closely with the Fire Department on recovery operations, as well as with Texas Parks and Wildlife Officers.

Joe Pool Lake

Joe Pool Lake opened in 1989. The Trinity River Authority operated Loyd Park, Lynn Creek Park and Britton Park until 2001 when the City of Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation took over the park operations in these lake parks. The lake also offers Lynn Creek Marina in the City of Grand Prairie and Cedar Hill State Park with a marina on the other side of the lake.

The Grand Prairie Police Department is committed to continually provide a safe boating environment and recreation area for Lake Joe Pool visitors.

Water Safety

View Water Safety Tips

Police Training

The Police Training Division is relied upon as the primary resource for maintaining compliance with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

The Training Division also coordinates the GPPD Police Academy for newly hired GPPD officers.

Grand Prairie Police Department is an official CrossFit Affiliate.

Location

Charles V. England Public Safety Training Complex, 310 W. College St., Grand Prairie, TX 7050

The 23,000-square-foot Charles V. England Public Safety Training Complex opened its doors in 2003 for the purpose of both internal training of our personnel and for host training opportunities on a wide variety of topics for personnel from other departments.

The facility includes a full-size workout room in a separate, enclosed area with a full array of free-weights and nautilus equipment. Also housed within the facility, is a state-of-the-art "Prism" shooting simulator. A large conference room can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 65 persons. For "break-out" sessions or multiple uses, the room can be partitioned with a retractable wall. Additionally, the facility has five state-of-the-art classrooms with seating to accommodate up to 20 students each. All classroom and meeting areas have multiple electronic audio/visual amenities and connections as well as access to wireless Internet (wifi). For those attending from other agencies there are many fine eating establishments and a variety of lodging accommodations nearby.

Police Training Contact

Phone: 972-237-8690

Property and Evidence

The Property and Evidence Division receives and maintains over 100,000 pieces of property per year. Everything from cigarette butts to headstones. You just have to name it and we probably have it.

Property Retrieval

Property may be claimed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Identification, as well as the case number, if known, is required. Found property that has an identified owner will be held for 90 days and a certified letter or postcard notifying such owner will be mailed.

Found property that has no known owner will be held 30 days. After the 90 or 30 days have expired, the property will then be disposed of according to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 18.17. Found abandoned bicycles are kept for 30 days, and then set for auction. (See below auction procedures.)

Evidence Retrieval

The Property Room is only a storage location for all forms of evidence. We do not make decisions for the release of any evidence item. Evidence may be released with the authority of a police officer or the detective that is handling the case, in which you will need to contact them to gain authorization. Evidence may also be released with a court order signed by the judge who presided over the case. This is generally done after the case is completed in the county courts. Evidence will only be released to the person designated by the order.

Auctioned Property

After property procedures have been met, and subsequently unclaimed, these items are set for auction.

Auctions are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Grand Prairie Auto Pound, 3010 Hardrock Road, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. Phone: 972-237-4100.

There are no set lists of what is ready for auction, each month is different. The auction of these items, as well as abandoned/unclaimed vehicles, is open to the general public. Viewing starts at 1 p.m. and the sale starts at 2 p.m. Accepted payment is cash, credit card or checks with a letter of guarantee from your bank.

Property and Evidence Division Contact

Phone: 972-237-8861
Email: pdproperty@gptx.org

Location:
1525 Arkansas Lane
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

Public Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Records

Police Records process and maintain all police reports generated by police personnel.

Visit the Police Records web page for information on open records requests, online reporting and criminal investigation reporting.

Records Contact

Phone: 972-237-8740
E-mail: PDrecords@gptx.org

School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers (SROs) are police officers that are assigned full-time to a specific school. They are a steady presence of authority and an inspiration to the children. The presence of School Resource Officers deters unacceptable behavior and gives the children guidance. The officers are active with the children providing interactive programs such as DFYIT (Drug Free Youth in Texas) and Campus Crime Stoppers.

The city of Grand Prairie and the Grand Prairie Independent School District share the cost of maintaining this type of police presence on school campuses, along with grant money. When possible, any and all police activity on the campus is handled by the officer assigned to it.

School Resource Officers Contacts
Sgt. Chris Weis SRO Sergeant (High Schools) 972-237-8819
Sgt. Justin Ross SRO Sergeant (Middle Schools/Elementary) 972-237-8887
Ofc. Farley Truman, Whitt Elem, Spencer Elem, Cabannis Elem, West Elem, Ferrell Elem 972-641-7676
Ofc. Moore
Ofc. Star
SGPHS 972-343-1500
Ofc. Blessing GPHS Fine Arts Academy 972-343-1500
Ofc. Bryant
Ofc. Jackson
GPHS 972-809-5711
Ofc. B. Williams SGPHS 9th Grade Center 972-264-1769
Ofc. Castillo Crosswinds School, Adams, Eisenhower, Daniels, Diane Patrick, Larson Elem 972-262-1934
Ofc. Huski Dubiski Career School 972-343-7800
Ofc. Dye Arnold YWLA, Bonham, Crocket, Travis, Williams, Crouch 972-343-7400
Ofc. Bradberry Jackson, Garner, Zavala, Daulton, Sterrett 972-264-2704
Ofc. Pollard Fannin, Garcia, Lee, Milam, Austin Elem 972-262-8668
Ofc. Whittington AEP, Marshall Elem 972-262-7244
Ofc. Ditto Reagan, Dickinson, Moseley, Florence Hill, Powell Elem 972-522-7300

Store Fronts

The department has officers assigned to community "store fronts" to assist you and your neighbors by providing instruction on personal safety, home security surveys, Stranger Danger, neighborhood watch groups and other programs.

Police Storefront Contacts
Sgt. Edwards 972-237-7581
Asia Times Square / Teletron Storefront
2625 W Pioneer Pkwy
972-237-4119
Grand Prairie Premium Outlet Mall Storefront
2950 W Interstate 20 Frontage Rd
972-237-8944
Dalworth Community Storefront
617 Royal
972-206-1640
Northeast Community Storefront
2750 Graham Street
972-237-7545
Southeast Community Storefront
1525 Arkansas Lane
972-237-8844

Traffic Unit

The Traffic Unit of the Grand Prairie Police Department has an authorized strength of 16 officers and two supervisors. These officers work primarily at enforcing traffic laws and investigating traffic collisions. All traffic officers have training in collision investigation and most have received specialized advanced training in collision reconstruction. This training is necessary for officers to properly investigate collisions involving fatalities or serious injuries, one of the responsibilities of the Traffic Unit.

Traffic Unit Contacts

Traffic Sergeant: Sgt. Eric Hansen
Phone: 972-237-8906
E-mail: ehansen@gptx.org

Motorcycle Traffic Sergeant: Sgt. Cesar Guerra
Phone: 972-237-8625
E-mail: cguerra@gptx.org

Motorcycle Unit

Officers in the Motorcycle Unit primarily conduct traffic enforcement, direct traffic and respond to collisions. All motorcycle officers have training in accident investigation and respond to traffic collisions to either investigate the collision or to provide traffic assistance. They also have the responsibility of directing traffic at large events, such as Lone Star Park, AirHogs Ballpark and the Theatre at Grand Prairie.

Traffic Investigations/Vehicle Crimes Unit

While all traffic officers have training in collision investigation, there are several officers who are specially trained "Accident Investigators" (AI). These officers are responsible for investigating fatal traffic collisions, collisions involving serious injuries and "fleet" collisions, in which vehicles belonging to the city of Grand Prairie are involved. When not investigating collisions, they primarily conduct traffic enforcement.

The investigators assigned to the Vehicle Crimes Unit are responsible for filing criminal traffic cases, including DWI and hit and run. These investigators may also be called upon to investigate collisions and conduct traffic enforcement.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

The department's certified commercial vehicle inspectors conduct traffic enforcement related to commercial vehicles and enforce Federal Department of Transportation laws to keep unsafe trucks off our highways.