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FREEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT
430 N. BRAZOSPORT BLVD.
FREEPORT, TX 77541
NON-EMERGENCY: 979-239-1211
FAX:  979-239-3830
EMAIL:  FREEPORTPD@FREEPORT.TX.US

Welcome to the Freeport Police Department page. The Freeport Police Department appreciates the support it has received from the community over the years, and we will continue to work hard to earn it.  We are glad that you visited our page and hope you reach out with any questions, concerns or compliments.  Please let us know if we can do anything to better serve you. We also invite you to follow us through social media.  

The Freeport Police Department staff includes a group of dedicated personnel whose sole purpose is to make this a successful department.  Our department has a patrol division, a criminal investigation division, and support services to include a number of various positions. Each division is an essential piece to our organization.  Together, the Freeport Police Department has a group of men and women who are eager to serve the great citizens of Freeport.  

In visiting the police department, the first floor of the police building is where you can find the municipal court room, which also serves as our city council chambers. The Freeport Municipal Court Office is located in City Hall at 200 West Second St, which is where you can resolve any municipal violations or warrants. They can also be reached at 979-871-0191. For police services, you can take the stairs or elevator up to the second floor to speak with someone in dispatch and records.   You may also reach us by calling our direct number at 979-239-1211 or email us at FreeportPD@freeport.tx.us to speak to a member of our staff.  Our police department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Chief of Police

Jennifer Erlanson-Howell currently serves as the Chief of Police for the City of Freeport Police Department.  Previously, she served as an Assistant Chief for the Lacy Lakeview Police Department near Waco and also served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the city.   She has been in the criminal justice field for over twenty years. Chief Howell is a Master Peace Officer and obtained her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University.  She also obtained her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University.  Chief Howell has completed numerous leadership programs to include the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas program (LEMIT), Leadership Command College (LCC).  She also attended the FBI National Academy, a 12-week executive program in Quantico, Virginia.  Currently, there are a little over 53,000 law enforcement executives who have graduated since its inception in 1935.  Chief Howell became a member of the FBINA 272 class.

A Message from the Chief......

I love how the citizens of Freeport are so invested and involved in the city, which led to me applying.  I value the concept of community and law enforcement personnel joining together as one.  I am honored to be selected by a group of peers, city executives and citizens to serve the community of Freeport.  I believe in the law enforcement code of ethics, and know that the integrity of policing is necessary to build trust within the community. I look forward to building a long relationship with the citizens of Freeport.  On a personal note, I am blessed to have an amazing supportive partner in life.  My husband and I enjoy spending time together and anything outdoors such as camping and hiking. We also enjoy traveling, and previously frequented Bryan Beach and Surfside Beach, which is another reason we were attracted to the area.   

Please feel free to reach out to me at 979-239-1211 or jhowell@freeport.tx.us to let me know how we can better serve you and work together.


 

Departmental Structure

Click on a tab below to find out more about our department.

The Chief of Police and the police department is supported by an Office Manager/Administrative Assistant who assists in various day to day operations to include scheduling, maintaining state personnel files, budgeting, supplies and a large number of administrative tasks.  

Support Services:
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Arbolante
979-871-0187

 
We have two Animal Control Officers (ACO) to assist in calls for service when your furry family members get loose and need assistance.  ACO’s work during the day with patrol shifts.  To speak with an ACO or have them dispatched to your area, please call dispatch at 979-239-1211.
The Freeport Police Department follows state laws and department policy regarding racial profiling and reporting to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  

We take complaints seriously.  It is our goal to provide the best service possible to the citizens in our community.  If you have a complaint, concern, or issue, please let us know.  Formal complaints must be made in writing and signed by the person making the complaint.  Complaint forms are attached below, can be picked up at the Freeport Police Department for your convenience, or can be written on a document the individual chooses.  If you only wish to voice a complaint, concern or issue, you may call dispatch at 979-239-1211 and request to speak to an on-duty supervisor or you can email us at FreeportPD@freeport.tx.us

Complaint Form

 

Would you like to compliment a member of our staff? We would love to hear about it! Compliment forms are attached below, can be picked up at the Freeport Police Department for your convenience, or can be written on a document the individual chooses.  If you only want to voice your compliment, you may call dispatch at 979-239-1211 and request to speak to an on-duty supervisor or you can email us at FreeportPD@freeport.tx.us

Compliment Form

The Freeport Municipal Court is Office is located in City Hall at 200 West Second St, which is where you can resolve any municipal violations or warrants. They can also be reached at 979-871-0191.  The Municipal Court Room is located on the first floor of the Freeport Police Department.  Municipal Court is held on Wednesdays at 1:00PM.  Please visit the Freeport Municipal Court page for additional details. 

Our Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is led by a Lieutenant, a Special Investigation Sergeant, and several detectives working to solve crimes. We also have a narcotics detective that investigates cases as part of the county wide task force.  Our civilian staff in CID includes a Property Evidence Manager who processes evidence and she also serves as a Records Clerk to process open records and crash report requests (See Records).

Additionally, we have a Records Clerk/Administrative Assistant who prepares cases for the District Attorney’s Office, assists detectives and assists with evidence as needed.  To speak with a detective about an active case, please call 979-239-1211.

Criminal Investigation Division:
Lieutenant Corey Brinkman
Special Investigative Sergeant Juanita Cardozo
Property Evidence Manager Elizabeth Taylor
CID Records/Administrative Assistant Carmen McKenney

 

Our Dispatch/Telecommunication Division is led by a Telecommunications Supervisor who works alongside a number of telecommunicators (dispatchers) who work behind the scenes to answer your calls for service and send you the help you need.  

For EMERGENCIES, please call 911.
For NON-EMERGENCIES, please call 979-239-1211.

Support Services Supervisor:
Telecommunications Supervisor
Adrienne Prodoehl

 
 

For current employment opportunities with the Freeport Police Department, please visit the City of Freeport Human Resource page.

Freeport Police Department has a number of annual events we are involved in each year.  Below is a list of some of our big events.  For any questions or to see if we are available for your event, reach out to us at FreeportPD@freeport.tx.us or call us at 979-239-1211.  You can also contact our Public Relations Officer direct. 

Public Relations Officer:
Officer Angela Cantrell-Rivera,
acantrell@freeport.tx.us
979-871-0146

 

We invite you to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.

January MLK Parade and Festival
February Mardi Gras
March Historic Downtown Market (monthly)
Riverfest
April Easter Egg Hunt
Special Needs Prom
May
June Dare Camp
Sand Castle Competition
Fort Velasco 
July  Fishing Fiesta
August Kids Fest
September Citizens on Patrol Academy
October National Night Out 
Homecoming 
Blue Santa Golf Tournament 
Trunk or Treat
November Veteran’s Day Parade
Festival of Lights
December Holiday on the Brazos
Blue Santa Events

Officer Involved Shooting Reports
September 16, 2015
February 2, 2016

Our Patrol Division is led by a Captain, 4 shift Sergeants and a Commercial Vehicle Equipment Sergeant.  Each patrol sergeant oversees a patrol shift. Our patrol officers work 12-hour shifts protecting your city and rotate their days off.  We also have two K9 handlers to assists in proactive drug investigations.  One of the patrol sergeants also serves as a training coordinator for the department to get staff the required training they need.  Our training coordinator helps us to maintain a high level of policing, keep up with legislative updates, mental health awareness and other police tactics.   To keep our department in compliance with state and federal services, our Information Technology Officer keeps our staff up to date on IT trainings and our systems up to date with the latest technologies. We also have a Public Relations Officer who focuses on community policing and events for the community. 

We have two Jailers who safely monitor persons while in custody at the police department. They also assist with the transport to Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division if needed.

Patrol Command Staff:
Captain Danny Gillchriest
Sergeant Christian Flores
Sergeant Craig Graham
Sergeant Curtis Land
Sergeant John Perez
CVE Sergeant Bruce Houston
 
Training Coordinator:
Sergeant Craig Graham
 
Public Relations Officer:
Officer Angela Cantrell-Rivera
acantrell@freeport.tx.us
979-871-0146
 

In compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, the Freeport Police Department will provide a copy of information deemed public record.  Request for accident reports, case reports or other police records requests must be submitted in writing.  For your convenience, a form can be picked up at the Freeport Police Department.  You can also submit a written request on a document of your choosing, in person, via fax at 979-239-3830 or emailed to etaylor@freeport.tx.us  Please include the date, time (if known), location and names of parties involved.  Please be specific as possible on what information you are requesting.  Request may need to be forwarded to the Texas Attorney General to determine what is public information. 

Records Clerk:
Elizabeth Taylor
979-871-0144

 

The Freeport Police Department is a Contract Training Provider with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  We host trainings for law enforcement personnel.  Classes listed below are not open to the general public, but are open to other law enforcement agencies.

To register to attend one of our Training Courses follow this link to complete the Online Registration Form.

Contact our Training Coordinator Sergeant Craig Graham or call 979-871-0136 with questions.

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