City of Paris, TX
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Uniform Patrol Division
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The Patrol division of the Paris Police Department is composed of uniformed officers in marked patrol units. The Patrol Division consists of police officers, Sergeants, Lieutenants, and a Captain. The City of Paris is divided into five patrol districts that are determined by the historical call activity in the area coupled with the size of the area. See our calls for service at

Our patrol officers work four 12-hour shift assignments and are referred to as shifts A, B, C, and D. Officers’ work staggered arrival time shifts to provide a police presence and officer availability during shift change activities.

Patrol shifts rotate from day to evening shift every three months, and have an alternating work week schedule which allow every other weekend off.

Duties and Responsibilities
Our Patrol division’s tasks include the suppression of crime by preventative patrol, response to calls for service, traffic law enforcement along with traffic collision investigation, and providing other law enforcement service as is needed.

The patrol division is under the direct supervision of Captain Joseph Nelms  Capt. Nelms can be contacted at (903) 737-4131 during his regular duty hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or by e-mail by clicking here.

Should you need to contact a shift supervisor, click on the Lieutenants Name for e-mail or call the number listed to leave a message.



Contact Number


Lt. Steven McClain

(903) 737-4175


Lt. Doug Thompson 

(903) 737-4162


Lt. Raymond Moss

  (903) 737-4172


Lt. Steven Owens

(903) 737-4170

Note: If you need police service, please call (903) 784-6688 or in an emergency, 9-1-1.

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