Our organization works every day to maintain a high quality of life by providing a safe and peaceful environment within the City of Pearland for all residents. Police response to crimes should be rapid, capable of determining if a criminal should be cited and/or arrested, assigned to an investigator, and if a prosecutorial response from the judicial body of the jurisdiction is warranted. Both Police and Fire also take extensive proactive approaches to keep the community safe before incidents occur by providing public education, community outreach, and community oriented policing, among other things.
Fires and medical emergencies pose threats to the lives of our citizens and visitors, and the destruction of property that occurs when a structure burns down due to arson, faulty construction, irresponsibility, or age costs our citizens and businesses millions each year. In addition, the potential for loss of lives and property associated with disasters, mainly resulting in floods, compel us to act accordingly where mitigation and planning are concerned. In all, these areas of our function as a local government should provide independent and coordinated levels of service that protect lives and property, for our citizens and those that do business in Pearland.