POLICE DEPARTMENT

 


Police Chief
Richard Ozuna
rozuna@sullivancity.org
500 S. Cenizo Drive
Sullivan City, Texas 78595
Phone:  (956)485-9208
Fax:  (956)485-1332

WE AIM TO RESTORE THE CONFIDENCE THE COMMUNITY
HAS IN THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND TO
ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL WHO LIVE,
WORK, AND VISIT SULLIVAN CITY

AS A RESULT OF INCREASE IN POPULATION THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS FOUNDED IN 2001, AND CONSISTED OF FOUR PEACE OFFICERS. TODAY THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS TEN FULL TIME PEACE OFFICERS AND FIVE FULL TIME TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS AND ONE CRIME VICTIMS LIAISON THAT ALLOWS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAY A WEEK. THE CURRENT RANK STRUCTURE OF THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSISTS OF 1 CHIEF OF POLICE, 1 SERGEANT, 1 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR, 7 PATROL OFFICERS, AND 1 DRUG INTERDICTION OFFICER.

DUE TO THE INCREASE IN ACTIVITY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO BORDER, THE TRANSPORTATION OF NARCOTICS AND ILLEGAL SMUGGLING OF PERSONS; THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE SURROUNDING LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES IN AN EFFORT TO DIMINISH THE AMOUNT OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN OUR AREA OF OPERATION. THIS MAY BE A SMALL DEPARTMENT BUT OUR DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS CALLS FOR US TO ASSIST THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND THE U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL REGULARLY.

 

 

Mission Statement

THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS COMMITTED IN SAFE GUARDING THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF OUR CITIZENS BY DISRUPTING AND DISMANTLING THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT FROM ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE WILL COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES IN ALL BORDER RELATED ACTIVITIES THAT COME ONTO U.S. SOIL. OUR GOAL IS COMMITMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY POLICING SO OUR CITIZENS HAVE A SENSE OF SECURITY AND A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE.

 

DIVISIONS

•PATROL DIVISION
◦THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE PATROL DIVISION OF THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TO PROTECT THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF THE CITIZEN, TO MAINTAIN ORDER, PREVENT CRIME, AND ENFORCE THE VIOLATIONS OF CITY AND STATE STATUTES.
◦THE PATROL DIVISION OPERATES 24 HOURS A DAY AND CAN BE CONTACTED AT (956)485-9208.
◦IN ORDER TO CONTACT A PATROL SUPERVISOR FOR RECOMMENDATIONS, CONCERNS, OR COMPLAINTS CONTACT THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

•CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION
•THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION OF THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TO CONDUCT FOLLOW- UP INVESTIGATIONS, INTERROGATE SUSPECTS, INTERVIEW WITNESSES, AND CONDUCT EVIDENCE COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION IN ORDER TO ENSURE CASES ARE RESOLVED ACCORDINGLY.

•THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION CAN BE CONTACTED DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AT (956)485-9208

•COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
•THE MAIN FUNCTION OF THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION IS TO ANSWER EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE SULLIVAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SULLIVAN CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. THE COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION IS THE FIRST POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND MUST DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE FOR EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.

•THE COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION OPERATES 24 HOURS A DAY AND CAN BE CONTACTED AT (956)485-9208.

 

Code of Ethics
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both on the Land and the regulations of my department.

Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise with crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police services. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideas, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…law enforcement