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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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||Supervisor of SRO Program||972-237-8819|
|Ofc. Farley||Truman, Whitt Elem, Spencer Elem, Cabannis Elem, West Elem, Ferrell Elem||972-641-7676|
|Ofc. B. Williams||GPHS Fine Arts Academy||972-343-6380|
|Ofc. Darrough||SGPHS 9th Grade Center||972-264-1769|
|Ofc. Bryant||Crosswinds School, Adams, Eisenhower, Daniels, Diane Patrick, Larson Elem||972-262-1934|
|Ofc. Blessing||Dubiski Career School||972-343-7800|
|Ofc. Dye||Arnold YWLA, Bonham, Crocket, Travis, Williams, Crouch||972-343-7400|
|Ofc. Pollard||Jackson, Garner, Zavala, Daulton, Sterrett||972-264-2704|
|Ofc. Silvestre||Fannin, Garcia, Lee, Milam, Austin Elem||972-262-8668|
|Ofc. Whittington||AEP, Marshall Elem||972-262-7244|
|Ofc. Hodges||Reagan, Dickinson, Moseley, Florence Hill, Powell Elem||972-522-7300|
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
|Asia Times Square / Teletron Storefront
2625 W Pioneer Pkwy
|Grand Prairie Premium Outlet Mall Storefront
2950 W Interstate 20 Frontage Rd
|Dalworth Community Storefront
|Northeast Community Storefront
2750 Graham Street
|Southeast Community Storefront
1525 Arkansas Lane
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
Motorcycle Traffic Sergeant: Sgt. Cesar Guerra
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.