Chief's Message

Welcome to the Denison Police Department’s webpage. The Denison Police Department is a Best Practices State Recognized agency of highly professional men and women. The organization consists of 51 sworn officers and 16 non-sworn support staff. 

The members of the police department comprise men and women of high character and integrity that are called to serve our community.  We strive to enhance the quality of life in Denison through partnerships with our citizens, the schools, and the business community.  “Doing our best with every contact” is a constant goal of all of our police employees.  Through community outreach programs and contacts, we look for every opportunity to promote community involvement. 

In October 2015, police employees moved into the newly remodeled police facility that is second to none.  The new police facility offers high-end locker rooms for officers, an expanded modern property/evidence room, new workout facility, training room and conference room plus interview rooms as well as new offices throughout the building.  In 2016, dispatch employees moved into the new state-of-the-art Communications Center, also located in the police facility.  For the first time in the history of Denison public safety, police, fire and EMS calls are dispatched from the same call center.  This offers a more seamless communication process to handle emergency response in and around Denison.

There are many exciting things happening with our police department and the City of Denison, but at the forefront of our efforts is our law enforcement mission and we are no-nonsense in our commitment to protect and serve our citizens, our schools, our business community, our churches and our visitors to this great city. 

Our employees are exposed to quality training each year and there are special units of elite officers in the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Narcotics Division, Honor Guard, Special Operations Group, Bike Patrol, Dive Team and K-9.  Officers in these units are expected to do their jobs at the highest level of performance and service.

As we continue our journey to greatness, we constantly seek high-quality men and women to join us on our journey.  Through extensive training and development, while utilizing the most modern technology and equipment as possible and practical, our mission is to simply be the best police department in the region.  We enjoy outstanding support from our citizens, schools, churches and civic groups. 

We hope you find our webpage helpful and useful. We invite you to stop by for a tour of the facility.  The department also has a ride-out program for qualified individuals who want to get a feel for what officers do on a daily basis.  If you do not find the information that you need, please feel free to contact us at (903) 465-2422 or email at

~Chief Jay Burch