The Police Department is under the direction and supervision of the Chief of Police,
Stephen Barlag, who is appointed by the City Council. The Cockrell Hill Police
Department is responsible for the enforcement of traffic laws; accident
investigations; community education; crime prevention programs; investigation
of crimes against persons and property; narcotic investigations; maintenance of
criminal records and files; prisoner processing and detention; radio communications
and teletype services. The department also provides service to crime victims.
The Cockrell Hill Police Department strives to provide the highest quality of
services possible within the City's fiscal limitations.
Administration The Chief of Police, Patrol Sergeants, and CID Sergeant comprise the
Administration of the Cockrell Hill Police Department. They are responsible for ensuring that the officers and staff of the department have the tools, training
and motivation to meet the needs of the community that we serve.
The Cockrell Hill Police Department is
committed to protect, preserve, and safeguard the constitutional and civil
rights of all citizens through impartial and courteous law enforcement with
integrity and professionalism. We shall ensure public safety and demonstrate
our commitment to all with Honor, Duty and Fidelity.
In service to our community we embrace, and with
moral courage advocate these non-negotiable values upon which our policing is
based...INTEGRITY, RESPECT, THE LAW AND CONSTITUTION, DIVERSITY, COLLABORATION,
CONTINUOUS INNOVATION, EMPOWERMENT, AND PROBLEM SOLVING
The Cockrell Hill Police Department is dedicated to the memory of those fallen
officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Our sympathy goes
out to them and their loved ones. We hope to keep their memory alive by paying
tribute to these officers and their services.
Officer Hickey died on May 30,
1999, six days after being involved in an accident during a vehicle pursuit.
Officer Hickey was the passenger in a patrol car being driven by her Field Training
Officer, when they attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and running a red
light. Approximately three minutes later
the FTO swerved to avoid another vehicle in an intersection and struck a light
pole. Officer Hickey had served with the
agency for only 1 month. As Officer
Hickey’s passing was so close to National Police Week, each year the Cockrell Hill
Police Department holds a memorial service on or as close as possible to her
anniversary instead of during Police Week.