It is the mission of the Edna Police Department to improve the quality of life for all members of the community by providing a safe and secure environment and, within the boundaries of the laws of the United States, the State of Texas, and the City of Edna, to enforce laws, exercise regulatory authority, and preserve the peace while protecting the rights of all by applying the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability, in partnership with the entire community.
About the Department
The Edna Police Department is a small but professional police agency dedicated to serving the citizen's of Edna and everyone who comes to the city.
The agency is comprised of nine full time sworn officers. The chief of police, who is appointed and directed by the city manager, directs a captain in charge of operations, one full-time investigator, one patrol / investigator, and five patrol officers. The agency has five designated reserve officer positions. The police chief also directs one animal control officer and one records clerk.
The business office of the Police Department is located at 103 N. Allen Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Police and accident reports may be obtained from the records clerk during those hours. Dispatch is provided by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
To speak with an officer after hours a person can go to the Sheriff's Office at 115 W. Main Street and speak with a dispatcher. The business telephone number for the Police Department is 361-782-5271. The telephone number is answered by city staff during regular business hours and routed to the Sheriff's Dispatch after hours. For emergencies dial 911.
A tip line is available 24 hours for citizens to anonymously submit a recorded message in reference to criminal activity at 361-782-DIAL (361-782-3425).
For animal complaints please contact 361-782-5271.