The Bridgeport Police Department currently offers free home security inspections upon request for residential/commercial properties. The purpose of these inspections is to help strengthen your defenses against criminals who may attempt to victimize your home/business. These free inspections are only one of many tools used to safeguard ourselves and property. Your local locksmiths, security companies and homebuilders may also provide further information that can help make your property more secure. The Texas Department of Insurance also has an inspection certificate awarded to those homes passing a safety inspection (per Texas Insurance Code, Chapter 5: Article 5.33A). If your home passes the inspection, you may be able to get a small discount upon your homeowner’s insurance premiums. The inspection is free and provided by appointment only. The inspections usually take about one hour to complete. To make an appointment or request information please contact Captain Upton at 940-683-3430.
Car Seat Safety Inspection
According to a study conducted by Chrysler, 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly, but NHTSA research shows that seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained, putting them at risk for serious injury or death in a crash. If you would like to have your car seat inspected for proper installation contact the Bridgeport Police Department to make an appointment with Officer Crane, who attended training to become certified NHTSA car seat inspector.
Are You Okay? Program
This is a special registry designed to check on the welfare of the elderly, disabled, or special needs citizens of Bridgeport. This free service provides daily contact by Police Department personnel to monitor the welfare of citizens whose movement is impaired. Please fill out the attached form and turn in to the front lobby of the Police Department of fax to 940-683-3431 Are You Ok Application (PDF)
Security Watch Program
Did you know that the Bridgeport Police Department offers free vacation house checks as a service to our residents? House check request forms are available in the Police Department lobby 24 hours a day.To qualify for a vacation house check, the following criteria must be met:
- No other person may be staying at the dwelling in the absence of the resident
- The resident’s absence from the dwelling must be more than three days and less than 14 days
- The residence must be a single family dwelling
To request a Security Watch please click the link, fill out the form and submit your request to the PD or by fax 940-683-3431 Security Watch Request Form
Each patrol officer is assigned a campus for which they provide special programs and mentoring to students. Collectively, officers spend 40 hours per month interacting with students.
Bridgeport Police / Volunteer Fire Department Halloween Safety Booth
The Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department provide treats, games, public information, and educational materials at the annual Halloween Booth on October 31 each year
Citizen Safety Exchange Zone
Located in the front of the police facility, citizens will find a designated parking spot, which is under camera surveillance, to exchange items that are sold or purchased from social media or other internet sales site. Additionally, parents may use the location for child custody exchange.
For additional information concerning any of the above programs, please contact Holli Olmos at (940) 683-3434.