Police Department

Police Department

Alvaro Garcia
Police Chief

1313 North Stuart Place Road
Harlingen, TX 78552
(956) 873.1500 (24 hour service)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Palm Valley Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for those living in the City of Palm Valley by providing quality police service to the community, through fairness, integrity, and professionalism, promoting a safe environment through police and citizen interaction, and by the impartial enforcement of the ordinances and laws of the City of Palm Valley and the State of Texas, within the frame work of the United States Constitution.

Organizational Goals

Improve the Quality of Community Life
We must understand the importance of community values and expectations, be responsive to the concerns of citizens, and encourage officers to expand their roles in helping the community to develop into a better place to live.

Compassion
The role of the police is to resolve conflict through impartial enforcement of law, not through burden of judgment or punishment. All persons shall be treated equitably and with compassion.

Professionalism
We must recognize that our success is dependent on the trust and confidence of the citizens we serve. Therefore, we shall always engage in behavior which is beyond reproach and reflects the integrity of police professionals.

Pride
We pride ourselves on being capable and caring people who provide a valued service to the citizens of Palm Valley and we shall promote pride in our community, agency, and profession.

Teamwork
Law enforcement and public safety are of community wide concern, thus we must actively build effective working relationships with other governmental, public, and private service agencies in pursuit of mutual goals.

Commitment
We must have a vision for the future of our community and our agency, and make a firm commitment to goals which will enable us to attain that end.

Excellence
We shall aspire to meet or exceed recognized law enforcement standards in every duty we undertake. We pledge to establish high performance standards to ensure public confidence and trust.

Quality Service
We shall strive to provide the citizens of Palm Valley with the highest quality of police service possible and accomplish our department mission.

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