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NON-EMERGENCY: 979-239-1211
FAX:  979-239-3830

Welcome to the Freeport Police Department page. The Freeport Police Department appreciates the support it has received from the community over the years, and we will continue to work hard to earn it.  We are glad that you visited our page and hope you reach out with any questions, concerns or compliments.  Please let us know if we can do anything to better serve you. We also invite you to follow us through social media.  

The Freeport Police Department staff includes a group of dedicated personnel whose sole purpose is to make this a successful department.  Our department has a patrol division, a criminal investigation division, and support services to include a number of various positions. Each division is an essential piece to our organization.  Together, the Freeport Police Department has a group of men and women who are eager to serve the great citizens of Freeport.  

In visiting the police department, the first floor of the police building is where you can find the municipal court room, which also serves as our city council chambers. The Freeport Municipal Court Office is located in City Hall at 200 West Second St, which is where you can resolve any municipal violations or warrants. They can also be reached at 979-871-0191. For police services, you can take the stairs or elevator up to the second floor to speak with someone in dispatch and records.   You may also reach us by calling our direct number at 979-239-1211 or email us at to speak to a member of our staff.  Our police department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The mission of the Freeport Police Department is to enhance public safety and serve our community through our core values.


It is our vision to provide our community with a quality of life where they feel safe and secure. 

Core Values

The Freeport Police Department perform their duties based on their core values:

  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Transparency

Chief of Police

Jennifer Erlanson-Howell currently serves as the Chief of Police for the City of Freeport Police Department.  Previously, she served as an Assistant Chief for the Lacy Lakeview Police Department near Waco and also served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the city.   She has been in the criminal justice field for over twenty years. Chief Howell is a Master Peace Officer and obtained her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University.  She also obtained her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University.  Chief Howell has completed numerous leadership programs to include the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas program (LEMIT), Leadership Command College (LCC).  She also attended the FBI National Academy, a 12-week executive program in Quantico, Virginia.  Currently, there are a little over 53,000 law enforcement executives who have graduated since its inception in 1935.  Chief Howell became a member of the FBINA 272 class.

A Message from the Chief......

I love how the citizens of Freeport are so invested and involved in the city, which led to me applying.  I value the concept of community and law enforcement personnel joining together as one.  I am honored to be selected by a group of peers, city executives and citizens to serve the community of Freeport.  I believe in the law enforcement code of ethics, and know that the integrity of policing is necessary to build trust within the community. I look forward to building a long relationship with the citizens of Freeport.  On a personal note, I am blessed to have an amazing supportive partner in life.  My husband and I enjoy spending time together and anything outdoors such as camping and hiking. We also enjoy traveling, and previously frequented Bryan Beach and Surfside Beach, which is another reason we were attracted to the area.   

Please feel free to reach out to me at 979-239-1211 or to let me know how we can better serve you and work together.


Departmental Structure

Click on a tab below to find out more about our department.

The Chief of Police and the police department is supported by an Office Manager/Administrative Assistant who assists in various day to day operations to include scheduling, maintaining state personnel files, budgeting, supplies and a large number of administrative tasks.  

Support Services:
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Arbolante


Our Animal Control Officer (ACO) is here to assist you and your calls for service when your furry family members get loose and need assistance.  They also respond to calls for animals at large.  Our ACO works during the day, but after-hours patrol officers will respond to urgent animal calls.  To speak with an ACO or have them dispatched to your area, please call dispatch at 979-239-1211.  

The Freeport Police Department follows state laws and department policy regarding racial profiling and reporting to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  

2023 Racial Profiling Report

2022 Racial Profiling Report

We take complaints seriously.  It is our goal to provide the best service possible to the citizens in our community.  If you have a complaint, concern, or issue, please let us know.  Formal complaints must be made in writing and signed by the person making the complaint.  Complaint forms are attached below, can be picked up at the Freeport Police Department for your convenience, or can be written on a document the individual chooses.  If you only wish to voice a complaint, concern or issue, you may call dispatch at 979-239-1211 and request to speak to an on-duty supervisor or you can email us at

Complaint Form


The Code Enforcement Officers have relocated from City Hall and the Building Department, to the Freeport Police Department.  Our Code Enforcement Division is led by a Code Enforcement Supervisor who works alongside three additional code enforcement officers.  This team's goal is to work with our community as a cooperative effort for a better Freeport.  They seek to educate the public and obtain compliance for our city's current ordinances.  To report code violations or to speak with a code officer, please call our dispatch at 979-239-1211.


Our Code of Ordinances are viewable online at:
Municode (ordinance website)

Would you like to compliment a member of our staff? We would love to hear about it! Compliment forms are attached below, can be picked up at the Freeport Police Department for your convenience, or can be written on a document the individual chooses.  If you only want to voice your compliment, you may call dispatch at 979-239-1211 and request to speak to an on-duty supervisor or you can email us at

Compliment Form

The Freeport Municipal Court Office is located in City Hall at 200 West Second St, which is where you can resolve any municipal violations or warrants. They can also be reached at 979-871-0191.  The Municipal Court Room is located on the first floor of the Freeport Police Department.  Municipal Court is held on Wednesdays at 1:00PM.  Please visit the Freeport Municipal Court page for additional details. 

Our Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is led by a Lieutenant, a Special Investigation Sergeant, a Corporal and several detectives working to solve crimes. We also have a narcotics detective that investigates cases as part of the county wide task force. To keep our department in compliance with state and federal services, our Information Technology Detective keeps our staff and our systems up to date with the latest technologies. 


Our civilian staff in CID includes a Property Evidence Manager who processes evidence and she also serves as a Records Clerk to process open records and crash report requests (See Records).  Additionally, we have a Records Clerk/Administrative Assistant who prepares cases for the District Attorney’s Office, assists detectives and assists with evidence as needed.  


To speak with a detective about an active case, please call 979-239-1211.


Criminal Investigation Division:

Lieutenant Corey Brinkman
Special Investigative Sergeant Juanita Cardozo

Corporal Kristy Mercado 
Property Evidence Manager Elizabeth Taylor
CID Records/Administrative Assistant Carmen McKenney


Our Dispatch/Telecommunication Division is led by a Telecommunications Supervisor who works alongside a number of telecommunicators (dispatchers) who work behind the scenes to answer your calls for service and send you the help you need.  

For EMERGENCIES, please call 911.
For NON-EMERGENCIES, please call 979-239-1211.

Support Services Supervisor:
Telecommunications Supervisor
Adrienne Prodoehl


For current employment opportunities with the Freeport Police Department, please visit the City of Freeport Human Resource page.

Freeport Police Department has a number of annual events we are involved in each year.  Below is a list of some of our big events.  For any questions or to see if we are available for your event, reach out to us at or call us at 979-239-1211.  You can also contact our Public Relations Officer direct. 

Public Relations Officer:
Officer Angela Cantrell-Rivera,


We invite you to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.

January MLK Parade and Festival
February Mardi Gras
March Historic Downtown Market (monthly)
April Easter Egg Hunt
Special Needs Prom
June Dare Camp
Sand Castle Competition
Fort Velasco 
July  Fishing Fiesta
August Kids Fest
September Citizens on Patrol Academy
October National Night Out 
Blue Santa Golf Tournament 
Trunk or Treat
November Veteran’s Day Parade
Festival of Lights
December Holiday on the Brazos
Blue Santa Events

Officer Involved Shooting Reports
September 16, 2015
February 2, 2016

Our Patrol Division is led by a Captain, 4 shift Sergeants and a Commercial Vehicle Equipment Sergeant.  Each patrol sergeant oversees a patrol shift of 1 corporal and 3 patrol officers. Our patrol division works 12-hour shifts protecting your city and rotate their days off.  We also have two K9 handlers to assist in proactive drug investigations.  One of the patrol sergeants also serves as a training coordinator for the department to get staff the required training they need.  Our training coordinator helps us to maintain a high level of policing, keep up with legislative updates, mental health awareness and other police tactics.    


We have a Warrant Officer who assists patrol, our municipal court office and serves outstanding warrants for the city.  If you know someone's location who has warrants, please contact our dispatch at 979-239-1211 and request to speak with the Warrant Officer. 


We have a Public Relations Officer who focuses on community policing and events for the community.  Please visit our events tab for additional information. 

We have two Jailers who safely monitor persons while in temporary custody at the police department. Individuals who do not bond out are transported to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division if needed.


Patrol Command Staff:

Captain Danny Gillchriest
Sergeant Kevin Harris
Sergeant Craig Graham
Sergeant Ernesto Rodriguez
Sergeant John Perez
CVE Sergeant Bruce Houston


Training Coordinator:
Sergeant Craig Graham


Warrant Officer:

Corporal Leonel Organista


Public Relations Officer:
Officer Angela Cantrell-Rivera

In compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, the Freeport Police Department will provide a copy of information deemed public record.  Request for accident reports, case reports or other police records requests must be submitted in writing.  For your convenience, a form can be picked up at the Freeport Police Department.  You can also submit a written request on a document of your choosing, in person, via fax at 979-239-3830 or emailed to  Please include the date, time (if known), location and names of parties involved.  Please be specific as possible on what information you are requesting.  Request may need to be forwarded to the Texas Attorney General to determine what is public information. 

Records Clerk:
Elizabeth Taylor

Open Records Request:
FPD Records Request


The Freeport Police Department is a Contract Training Provider with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  We host trainings for law enforcement personnel.  Classes listed below are not open to the general public, but are open to other law enforcement agencies.

To register to attend one of our Training Courses follow this link to complete the Online Registration Form.

Contact our Training Coordinator Sergeant Craig Graham or call 979-871-0136 with questions.

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