Hondo Police Department
1101 16th Street
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: (830) 426-5353
Fax: (830) 741-5814
The Hondo Police Department provides not only Police Service, but also Animal Control for the city.
We, in the Hondo Police Department, are dedicated to:
- Provide police service to the citizens of Hondo in the most effective and efficient manner possible;
- Provide police services courteously, ethically, honestly, progressively and professionally;
- Provide the delivery of police services based on the Constitution of the United Sates, the laws of the State of Texas, Medina County and the Charter of the City of Hondo;
- Provide police services in order to enhance and sustain the quality of life in an equitable manner, always remembering we are public servants.
The Crime Prevention Unit consists of one certified peace officer whose primary duties are to create a spirit of community by partnering up with citizens and providing them with the basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and techniques for preventing and deterring crime. This task is accomplished by creating Neighborhood Watch Programs in as many parts of the city as possible and providing those Neighborhood Watch Programs with a working knowledge of the importance of preventing crime by reducing the opportunity for crime. The Crime Prevention Officer also speaks at he local schools to students of all ages in an attempt to educate students on the importance of maintaining a crime free life style.
The Records Divisions is maintained by three clerks whose primary duties are data entry and filing of incoming police reports which are produced by the police department in the every day course of work. Other responsibilities are UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting) which is done every month and given to Department of Public Safety in Austin, Texas respond to all open records requests, maintain accident Reports, deliver prepared cases to County Attorney, District Attorney, Municipal and Juvenile Courts.
The Hondo Police Department Patrol Division is supervised by a patrol lieutenant that is assisted by two shift sergeants. The three shifts work 8 hour shift, Day shift 6:00 AM.
The k-9 unit is specialized branch of the patrol division. It utilizes the superior abilities of the police service dog to protect police officers and other persons form injury or death. The canine unit is routinely depolyed to situations where there is a high potential of danger other officers. The canine unit provides support to officers during major disturbances, felony in-progress calls, burglary or robbery alarms, officer needs assistance calls, pursuits and is a good deterrent to any resistance. The canine unit is also routinely used for narcotic detections and tracking. When the canine unit is not working, it’s training.
The bike patrol was initiated as part of our patrol division several years ago. Since that time, we have had several officers trained in bicycle patrol tactics. Initially we planned on implementing bike patrol as full time endeavor, but due to man power constraints, we were not able to do so. When manpower allows, we use bike patrol as a community policing tool which is also great for public relations. Our community’s response to the bike patrol has been very positive.
Contact Us: Officers are on duty 24 hours a day 7 day s a week
Office Phone (830) 426-5353 Office FAX (830) 741-5814
Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Closed on City approved Holidays
"During an Emergency Call 911"