APD Annual Reports - 2015 Annual Report - Page 65

History T Roy Ables 1983-1985 David Kunkle 1985-1999 he Arlington Police Department prides itself on being a progressive agency with an international footprint in community based policing. Law enforcement began in 1894 with the appointment of a City Marshal. By 1950, APD had nine paid officers on the force. The premier agency of today is a well-educated driving force of sworn and non-commissioned staff members. APD has been nationally accredited from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies since 1989. The department serves more than 370,000 residents and approximately 6.5 million annual visitors that frequent sporting events, world-class shopping, and elegant dining venues. 65