The Texas Municipal League Award of Excellence for a communication program was awarded to the City of Tyler and Police Department for their Friendly Neighborhood Thief series. Award-winning Neighborhood Thief! In 2019, Tyler Police Department and the Communications Department collaborated to create a series of video PSAs on safety.
The Texarkana, Texas Police Department presently employs 91 officers. The department has been recognized since 2008 by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program which distinguishes the department as an agency which delivers efficient and effective services to the citizens they serve and reduces the risk and the protection of individual’s rights.