The Jamaica Beach Police Department was established by City Council in 1978. The first police chief was the only employee, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and most of the dispatching was done by volunteers. Today, a chief, three sergeants, and 16 police officers staff the department, and the dispatching is contracted to the Galveston Police Department.
The Jamaica Beach Police Department provides 24 hour patrolling of our streets, additionally operates a beach and a marine division to protect our waterways. Our well-staffed, well-equipped department has given Jamaica Beach the reputation of one of the safest areas to live in Texas.
To contact the police department:
Non-Emergency Dispatch 409-737-1800
City Hall 409-737-1142
All officers of the Jamaica Beach Police Department exist to serve the citizens of and visitors to our community with respect, impartiality, and compassion. We are dedicated to the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, while always defending the constitutional rights of all those we may encounter.
We will always perform our duties with the highest standards of conduct as set forth by the law enforcement code of ethics. We will strive daily to earn and maintain public confidence by being personally accountable to those we serve. As committed servants to the public, we dedicate ourselves to professional growth and development through effective leadership and training.
With a philosophy of full service to our citizens, we are guided by the departmental goals designed to achieve our mission. By providing proactive patrols on land and water, and effectively investigating all incidents of criminal activity, we will achieve our mission of making our beautiful seaside community the safest resort town in Texas.
Jamaica Beach Police Department
To protect life, liberty and property
To preserve the peace and civil order
To reduce criminal opportunity
To recover lost or stolen property
To enforce all laws and ordinances
To reduce accidents with traffic enforcement
To effectively investigate crime and apprehend offenders
To work with the District Attorney to successfully prosecute violators
To provide education, training, and support for our citizens in the prevention of crime