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Safety Fest draws large crowd

The Garland Fire Department’s Safety Fest drew 1,400 visitors this year, an increase of 500 from the 2016 event.   According to Merrill Balanciere of the GFD, the department received positive feedback from the visitors.   There were activities for everyone to enjoy and lots of safety information to be learned. Children enjoyed the Home Depot craft booth, balloon ...Full Article

Update: Shooting ends in death of teen

The 15-year-old has died as result of the shooting. The 17-year-old has been charged with manslaughter. On Sept. 26, shortly after 7 p.m., the Garland Police Department responded to ...Full Article

Multiple robbery suspect arrested

Update: Ronald Graning was arrested by the US Marshal Task Force in New Braunfels this past weekend.  He is suspected of committing multiple Aggravated Robberies in the DFW area. ...Full Article

GPD investigates freeway shooting

Update: On Aug. 25 the Garland Police Department was notified by the Dallas Medical Examiner’s office that the victim, identified as Christopher Shannon of Dallas, has died due to ...Full Article

DWI patrols increased for July 4 holiday

The Garland Police Department will step up DWI patrols beginning Saturday, June 24, and run them through Wednesday, July 5.   The increased Driving While Intoxicated patrols are for ...Full Article

Officers use equipment, training to save lives

Garland police officers used life-saving training and equipment to save a life June 4 when they responded to a family disturbance call in the 100 block of South Jupiter ...Full Article

Click It or Ticket initiative begins May 22

From May 22 through June 7, the Garland PD is joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety by working to increase ...Full Article

Patrols net increased arrests

The Garland Police Department made 12 Driving While Intoxicated arrests during the 12 days of increased enforcement surrounding the Independence Day holiday. Patrols were increased from June 24 through ...Full Article

GPD officer recruitment

The Garland Police Department is accepting online applications for police officer recruits through 5 p.m. Friday, June 10. The next entrance exam will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, ...Full Article

Swaveys’ service to others will not end with retirement

Lt. Dave Swavey of the Garland Police Department and his wife, Tricia, paramedic with the Plano Fire Department recently celebrated their retirement surrounded by friends and family at Garland’s ...Full Article
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