APD Annual Reports - 2018 Annual Report - Page 4

Mayor’s Message As Mayor of Arlington, Texas, I am happy to showcase our police department and the great work that they have accomplished under the leadership of Police Chief Will Johnson. We have made great strides and investments in public safety over the past year. As part of a three-year plan, the City Council invested significantly in employee compensation to put employees above market level. Public safety is always a top priority for my administration. We welcome thousands upon thousands of visitors to our great city each year. Our population continues to grow and the city has experienced amazing economic development. We continue to champion great neighborhoods and the police department has a profound impact on the safety and quality of life for residents. I am so proud of our community who came together to partner with the police department on a variety of citizen outreach efforts and community policing initiatives. For the first time ever, the police department received top honors by receiving the First Place Award for National Night Out. This is a tremendous honor and highlights the many contributions that employees provide to make Arlington one of the safest cities in America. On behalf of the Arlington City Council, I am happy to present to our citizens the police department’s annual report. When you see our officers and police employees, take the time to thank them for a job well done. With their help, Arlington is truly a place where dreams come true in our American Dream City. W. Jeff Williams Mayor 04 | 2018 Annual Report