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Welcome to the official website of the Denton Police Department. Having proudly served our community since 1920, we constantly strive to connect and build new relationships, while working together to improve the quality of life for everyone. The Denton Police Department is an intelligence-led, data-driven, proactive policing organization focused on the tenets of Relational Policing. We hope that whether you are a first-time visitor, live, or work in Denton, you enjoy the diverse culture that makes our city unique.


The Mission of the Denton Police Department is to make Denton a safe, sustainable, and livable city for everyone, by keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable.


The sanctity of human life is the foundation by which the Denton Police Department serves. We are committed to leveraging technology, innovation, collaboration, and imagination to make us trusted and respected by our diverse community.

Values (PRIDE)

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence


Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Accreditation Program SealAs of August 2022, the Denton Police Department is an accredited agency through the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) Texas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. This means that Denton PD meets or exceeds more than 170 best practices for Texas law enforcement. Learn more about the voluntary program on the TPCA website.