Pearland Police Department
The Pearland Police Department was founded on April 6, 1960 when the governing body of the City of Pearland voted to establish a full-time police department. At the time of its founding, Pearland encompassed just 2 square miles and had a population of 1,497. Three police officers, including Pearland PD's first chief of police, kept citizens safe. Fast forward to today: the City of Pearland is a dynamic growing city of 119,700 served by 168 sworn police officers.
The department is led by Chief Johnny Spires, a law enforcement executive with more than 27 years of leadership experience. Chief Spires is responsible for the department's $25.5 million budget, 17 divisions and more than 200 City employees in various areas of the police department that includes: Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, K-9, School Resource Officers, Internal Affairs, Telecommunications, and more.