About APD

Allen Police Department (APD) is dedicated to providing outstanding services to Allen residents by responding proactively to crime trends through enforcement efforts, public education and crime prevention techniques. Browse this page to learn more about our department.

ALLEN POLICE LOCATIONS

Allen Police Headquarters - 205 W. McDermott Drive
Allen Premium Outlets - 820 W. Stacy Road
Village at Allen - 190 E. Stacy Road, Suite 1314
Waters Creek Shopping Center - 968 Garden Park Drive

City of Allen Police Officer badge

DEPARTMENT DEMOGRAPHICS

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    Police Officers

  2. Female public safety dispatcher working at a station with seven monitors

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    Civilian Employees

  1. Allen Police hybrid vehicle

    $29 million

    Department Budget

  2. Allen police canine wearing his police vest and laying in grass

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    Police Canines

  1. Two Allen police motor cops posed side by side on their motorcycles

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    Motor Officers

  2. APD SRO Unit pictured as a group in 2020

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    School Resource Officers (SROs)

BEST PRACTICES AGENCY

APD was an early adopter of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program through the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation. To become a Best Practice Agency, departments must comply with 166 best practice standards covering 12 critical areas of operation including: use of force; search, seizure and arrest; care, custody and restraint of prisoners; and selection and hiring of officers, among others. APD achieved recognition as a Best Practice Agency in 2007 and has maintained this status each year to date.

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DEPARTMENT DIVISIONS / UNITS

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Police Administration

  • Office of the Chief of Police
  • Professional Standards (Internal Affairs, Training, Background Investigations/Recruiter)
  • Community Relations (Police Department Media Relations)

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Criminal Investigations

  • Crimes Against Persons (Crime Victim Advocate)
  • Crimes Against Property
  • Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
  • Narcotics
  • Crime Scene

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Patrol Services

  • General Patrol
  • K-9 Unit
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

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Support Services

  • Public Safety Communications
  • School Resource Officers
  • Detention / Jail
  • Animal Services
  • Public Safety Officers
  • Records Unit
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Property Evidence
  • Quartermaster
  • Chaplains Program