The Crowley Police Department hired its first police officer in July 1962, and became an official department of the city in 1971 with the appointment of the first police chief. The original police department had one patrol car, one radio and a small office in City Hall.
Acquisitions & Change of Location
Through the years, the police department acquired a small building and installed one jail cell. With growth and development, the police department eventually moved to 201 South Texas Street. This facility had five jail cells, a dispatch center, four sally port bays and office space. The city of Crowley continued to grow.
New Police Facility
In 2007, the residents of Crowley approved $4.2 million for a new police facility. The building was completed in March 2008. It is 22,000 square feet and has jail space for 24 detainees.
The staffing plan for the police department includes 48 members. The 16 sworn patrol officers, two traffic officers, four school resource officers and one code enforcement officer are led by the Command Staff:
- Police Chief Kit Long
- Two Lieutenants
- Five Sergeants
The civilian, non-sworn staff is comprised of:
- Three Crossing Guards
- Six Dispatchers
- Office Administrator
- Property and Evidence/Crime Scene Technician
- Records Clerk
- Support Services Supervisor
The annual budget for the Crowley Police Department falls into three accounts: Police, Code Compliance and Crime Control. The budgets are managed by Chief of Police Kit Long with support from the Command Staff. The Crowley Police Department has a fleet of 19 vehicles, one portable radar trailer, an ATV with trailer, one motorcycle, one armored personnel transport vehicle and four bicycles.