KPD Social Distancing Efforts in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In an effort to minimize the potential of virus exposure for our officers and the community that we serve, dispatch is currently screening non-emergency calls to determine if a report can be completed over the phone. 

As a reminder, anytime you wish to speak with an officer or report a non-emergency incident (including animal control issues), please call dispatch at 817-478-5416. This call may be answered as if you had called 9-1-1. Please do not hang up.


Effective immediately, all Kennedale Police Officers interacting with the public are authorized to wear N95 masks and protective gloves. We understand that this may look or feel a bit strange, but we are dedicated to doing what is necessary to protect the health and safety of everyone.

As a department, other steps we’re taking to protect our officers and the public include:
  • Closer screening of calls through dispatch, including the option to complete reports over the phone for non-violent crimes that do not require an officer on-scene
  • Encouraging officers to engage temperature monitoring, frequent hand washing, and social distancing 
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of vehicles (daily with wipes; weekly with mist) 
  • Protocols for responding to reduced staffing or symptom development while on shift 
The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for first responders, the medical community, all levels of government, and the public that we serve. You depend on us and we will meet that expectation. In order to do this, we ask for your understanding in this newest safety protocol.

If you have any questions, please email Chief Tommy Williams or call 817-985-2161.

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October 26, 2019 National Drug Take Back Report

KPD recently participated in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — a program that aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Kennedale officers collected 45 pounds of unused or expired medication, and the DEA Dallas Field Division (North Texas and Oklahoma) collected more than 37,000 pounds in total. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020.

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Chief Tommy Williams and Captain Darrell Hull Accept TPCA Re-Recognition in 2016

Chief Tommy Williams and Captain Darrell Hull Accept TPCA Re-Recognition in 2016

The Kennedale Police Department, an officially Recognized Department by the Texas Police Chiefs Association, is committed to providing for the safety of our residents in all law enforcement capacities. Crime prevention and the well-being of residents are our top priorities. We are dedicated to creating a high quality of life for all citizens, business owners, and visitors; and strive for service delivery that meets or exceeds the criteria of our mission statement and core values.

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 Mansfield/Kennedale Emergency Communications Center

In 2013 Kennedale and Mansfield combined resources to create south Tarrant County's first regional dispatch center.

The Mansfield/Kennedale Emergency Communications Center is staffed with six radio dispatch stations with capability for future expansion. While staffing numbers vary according to shifts, there is always an adequate number of personnel on duty to handle major events as well handle other traffic and to provide relief to other employees.

Contact numbers for dispatch remain the same. For all emergencies, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency calls, or to have and officer contact you to answer a question, call 817-478-5416. Please do not call the 817-985-2160 number for an officer to respond to a problem. That number, and the attached phone tree, is for administrative calls only.

Another advantage of this merger was to allow Kennedale to cease operations of its jail facility. The city now utilizes Mansfield's jail, which has a full-time staff of jailers, city marshals, and medical personnel, and a full-time bond desk. Prisoners are monitored constantly and have access to resources that the Kennedale jail was too small to provide.

In addition, It took on average one hour or more to process an arrest when Kennedale operated its own jail, which did not have a jail staff. All arrest paperwork duties were handled by the arresting officer. At the Mansfield facility – with its full-time staff – it takes less than half that, which means more time on patrol for Kennedale officers and better protection for our citizens.