Police Department

The Dickinson Police Department was established in 1983. The city is centrally located in Galveston county on IH-45 between Houston and Galveston and boasts the scenic Dickinson Bayou. See a map of the city for more details.

Large majestic pine trees surround this quaint community which was once known for it's large agricultural trade back in the late 1800s and even more well known for its wide open gambling houses back in the 1930s.

Department Staff

The Police Department sworn staff consists of 32 full-time officers and 4 part-time officers. The civilian employees consists of 14 full-time and 4 part-time that augment the sworn officers.

Department Structure

The department is divided into 3 main divisions:
  • Administration
  • Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.)
  • Patrol


The Administration Division includes:
  • Budget
  • Emergency Communication services
  • Records Management


The Patrol Division (Uniform Services Division) consists of 2 separate sections, Patrol and the Patrol Support Services section. The Support Service section includes community outreach officers, jail personnel and warrant officers.


This is a specialized unit within the Dickinson Police Department that deals with all aspects of criminal investigations, narcotics investigations and forensics.


We are located at 4000 Liggio Street. To get to the station, travel east on FM 517 from IH45 to Liggio Street. Liggio is 1 block east of Highway 3. Turn left on Liggio and go north 2 blocks. The department is located on the left hand side of the street.


In 2011, the Dickinson Police Department was recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association for compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program.