Paris Police Department

Welcome to the official website of the Paris Police Department. We proudly serve our community and constantly strive to connect, build new relationships and work together to improve the quality of life for our citizens and guests. We hope whether you live, work or are visiting Paris that you enjoy your stay. Our diverse culture and history filled with grit, challenges, perseverance and friendship illustrate how Paris is “Where Texans Reach Higher.”

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a safe environment for all citizens through community partnerships in an unbiased and ethical manner.

Our Core Values


We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing the fear and the incidence of crime. People in our communities are our most important customers. "To protect and serve" is not just a slogan – it is our way of life. We will work in partnership with the people in our communities and do our best, within the law to solve community problems that effect public safety. We respect the great diversity of people in both our residential and business communities and serve all with equal dedication.

Respect for People

We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity. By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the Paris Police Department.


Integrity is our standard. We are proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We will demonstrate honest ethical behavior in all our interactions. Our actions will match our words.

Respect for the Law

We have been given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law. We must always exercise integrity in the use of power and authority that have been given to us by the people. Our professional behavior should be a model for all to follow. We will obey and support the letter and the spirit of the law.

Commitment to Leadership

We believe the Paris Police Department should be a leader in law enforcement. We believe that each individual needs to be highly trained in his or her area of responsibility. Our people are the most important asset of the department. We must work to ensure that our co-workers, our professional colleagues, and our communities have the highest respect for the Paris Police Department.

Quality Through Continuous Improvement

We will strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our work. We value innovation and support creativity. We dedicate ourselves to proactively seeking new and better ways to serve.

  1. Memorial wreath at Culbertson Fountain

    Assembled in Unity to Remember

    About 50 people assembled on the north lawn of the Culbertson Fountain in downtown Paris Monday to remember the sacrifice of Lamar County law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. Read on...
  2. Texas Police Officer Memorial Ceremony related to Detective Widner&#39s name being added to the memo

    Fallen Paris Police Detective remembered during a ceremony at the state capital.

    Paris Police Detective Chris Widner, who passed away in the line of duty on August 22, 2021, was honored Sunday, April 30, in a Roll Call of Fallen Officers Ceremony in Austin. Read on...
  3. New Community Outreach Coordinator joins Paris Police Department

    Paris native Kimmie Snowton has been named community outreach coordinator for the Paris Police Department Read on...
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Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program

Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition ProgramOn March 12, 2012, The Paris Police Department attained 'recognized status' with the Texas Police Chief's Association Best Practices Program.

The Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 170 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk and the protection of individual’s rights.