Over a year ago the Italy Police Department began a program to prove it’s compliance to independent assessors of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Committee. The audit is a voluntary program.
This afternoon, Friday, May 16, 2014, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, the Italy Fire Department will have a Fill the Boot fundraiser in downtown Italy. All monies raised at this event will benefit the Shop with a Hero program. Come out and help Fill the Boot!
The Italy Police Department wants to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, The Italy Police Department will be stepping up enforcement beginning May 19th.
The Italy Police Department calls on citizens to remember fallen officers throughout the nation during the 2014 National Police Week—May 11th-17th, 2014.
Beginning May 5th, 2014, the Italy Police Department will be accepting applications from Elderly or Disabled residents or their family members for a new program designed to help save lives.
On March 21st, 2014, the Italy Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.
On Monday, March 10th at around 5:15pm, an Italy Police Officer working a traffic detail on I-35E was notified of a pedestrian vs. automobile accident in the northbound lanes of I-35E near mile marker 386 (just prior to the HWY 34 exit ramp).
During the December City Council Regular Meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the installation of additional traffic control signs to help reduce the possibility of traffic collisions at potentially dangerous intersections.
Representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies and Courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas, including the Italy Police Department, announced today combined efforts to host the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 1st.
Italy Chief of Police Diron Hill presented a 2013 End of Year Report and Strategic Plan Update at the monthly meeting of the Italy City Council recently.
Italy Police Officer Shelbee Richardson was named Officer of the Year at a ceremony held Tuesday night prior to the Italy City Council meeting.
Editors Note: Video of meeting added 1/26/14, 2:25pm.
The Italy Police Department would like to invite the public to the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 21st to help celebrate the accomplishments of our police officers for 2013.
As part of their Shop with a Hero program, the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department joined forces this holiday season to help keep the spirit of Christmas going strong for six deserving students from Stafford Elementary.
Italy’s Policemen and Firemen will be walking the parade route during the annual Italy Christmas Parade with boot in hand asking for donations to “fill the boot” for the “Shop with a Hero” program. Your donations will help make Christmas brighter for several Stafford Elementary children.
The Italy Police Department and Italy Fire Department combine forces to start their “Shop with a Hero” program. The program was established to build positive relationships between Police Officers, Firefighters and the children of the community.
Italy Police Department celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Pavilion in downtown Italy. National Night Out was a huge success again this year. Thanks so those who gave donations, those who volunteered their time, those who showed their talent (the IYAA and Italy Junior High cheerleaders), to those brave enough to get out on the dance floor and line dance, to Ronald McDonald for his performance, to Eventas Silva Party Rentals for providing the bounce houses, and to Paul Munguia as our DJ, we thank you:
On Saturday, October 26th, the citizens of Italy are encouraged to come together and help clean up the town.
National Night Out downtown Italy at the Pavilion Tuesday night was quite the success! There were over 200 people there eating hotdogs, line dancing, visiting and just having a great time. Mayor Hobbs was even spotted dancing in the line dance!
The Italy Police Department would like to invite the community in participating in “National Night Out.” The Italy Police Department will host a family friendly event at the downtown Italy Pavilion. There will be face painting, bounce houses, music, free food, drawings and more! Ronald McDonald will be there too!
Tuesday, October 1 — 6pm-9pm — Downtown Italy Pavilion
Vandals hit the Italy Cemetery recently leaving destruction and devastation in their tracks. Many historic tombstones in Section 5 and Section 6 were damaged, some beyond repair.
Ryan Keith Mason was sentenced to 68 years in prison on August 16, 2013. The 41 year old Italy resident was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver by an Ellis County jury.
Italy — With school shootings posing a serious threat to students and faculty across the nation at all levels of education, the Italy Police Department conducted Response To Active Shooter Training – School Based exercises this past Saturday inside Italy High School as well as Stafford Elementary earlier in the day.
The 2nd Annual Guns vs. Hoses Softball Game between the Italy P.D. and the Italy F.D. ensures the kids win in the end as funds are raised to support the Italy P.D.’s caring Shop With a Cop program.
The 2nd Annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game was an amazing success this year. On behalf of the Italy Police Department and Italy Fire Department, we would like to thank everyone that attended and supported us this year. We raised over $2,500 for the Italy Shop With a Cop and had so much fun doing it.
On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at around 5:30am, The Italy Police Department discovered that someone had thrown pears at the department’s windows and doors. Several pears were found lying on the sidewalk in front of the police department. Officers were then notified by several other downtown merchants that they had received the same vandalism, also with pears.
Summer is upon us and Independence Day family celebrations are a big part of our community history. Food, games and fellowship will soon begin starting this weekend. The police department and the City of Italy would like everyone to have a great time… only without fireworks.
The 2nd annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game will be Saturday, July 6th, at the Italy ISD softball field benefiting the Italy Police Department’s Shop with a Cop Program.
Is everybody ready for the big game on Saturday, July 6th? What game you may ask, well, Italy’s 2nd annual Guns vs Hoses softball game of course! The Italy Police Department will try to make it two in a row against the Italy Fire Department who are determined to tie the series. Remember, all the proceeds go to benefit the Italy Shop with a Cop program.
The 2nd annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game will be Saturday, July 6th, at the Italy ISD softball field benefiting the Italy Shop With A Cop Program.
The Italy Police Department is extending the deadline date for applications for the upcoming 2nd Citizens Police Academy Class. The new deadline is Friday, June 7th, 2013 by 5:00pm.
This past Saturday was the first Coffee with Cops at McDonalds in Italy. There was coffee for all and donuts too! The Italy police department has come up with a great way to help the citizens of Italy have better communication with the police department.
This week, we will remember fallen officers throughout the nation and we will remember their individual sacrifices on May 15th. Please also remember the ones that continue to put on that uniform everyday knowing that their “ultimate sacrifice” may be today. If you see an officer on the street, tell them Thank You for their service.
The Italy Police Department with sponsorship from McDonald’s in Italy is hosting it’s first Coffee with COPS on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 9:00am.
As the Chief of Police, I believe in a transparent government. I am releasing a Midyear Chapter 59 Asset Forfeiture Report showing the current balance of our seizure account and our current year’s expenditures.
Since springtime is upon us, let’s all take some time to clean up our areas of responsibility and keep your grass mowed to a reasonable length. Let’s Keep Italy Clean!
Italy — Avoid traveling north on Highway 35 toward Waxahachie. A tractor trailer exploded and caught fire backing up traffic for several hours along Chambers Creek Bridge. The south side is running smoothly. The photos taken in this article were taking by Italy Neotribune just before 3:00 p.m. with cleanup crews just arriving to the scene.
Beginning Monday, April 15th, 2013, the Italy Police Department will be accepting applications for the 2nd Italy Citizens Police Academy Class. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 17th, 2013.
With a suspect on the run from law enforcement, nearby Monolithic employees were on full alert.
The Italy Police Department is proud to announce that one of its officers will receive the 2012 State of Texas Law Enforcement Achievement Award for Public Service.
The Italy Police Department would like to make the community aware of their official Facebook page which is a great place to get up-to-date postings of department events, found animals and community alerts.
Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies In Italy — Resident’s dog kills a skunk on College Street and the skunk tested positive for rabies by veterinarian.
On Friday night, the police converged onto the Community Center in Italy. Not in an official capacity but to be honored by Police Chief Diron Hill, friends and family. They gathered to honor our local police force and all the dedication they have for our community.
Italy — The Italy Police Department, for the second year in a row, thanks the community for donations to help ensure another successful “Shop with a Cop” experience for Stafford Elementary students. Each Christmas holiday, students are selected by the school’s administration to participate in the event. This trip, officers paired up with six students who were picked up from the school at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, and then received a siren blaring escort to Wal-Mart in Waxahachie.
Italy Police Department and Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 761 Dale Evans Road at around 10:45am on Thanksgiving Morning after store employees reported a large fight and stabbing outside the business in the parking lot.
On Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at around 8:50am, Italy Officers were notified by Ellis County Dispatch of a high speed pursuit initiated by Waxahachie PD and Ellis County SO going south on I-35 entering Italy. The pursued suspect had a felony warrant out for him for Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant stemming from an incident that occurred in Midlothian where the suspect attempted to run over a Police Officer.
The Italy Police Department will be selling braided spirit bracelets during the 2012 Gladiator Homecoming Game against Cross Roads on Friday, October 19.
The Italy Police Department is selling “Guns vs. Hoses” shirts at the Italy Texas Best Smokehouse and Shell Station in Italy. These shirts are to raise money for the “Shop with a Cop” program that they do every year. They’re going fast, so stop by and get shirt until 4:00 p.m.
Beginning October 15th, the ITALY Police Department will begin a lengthy process to become a “Recognized” Law Enforcement Agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.
National Night out hosted by Chief Diron Hill and the Italy Police Department both educates and entertains.
The Italy Police Department would like to invite the community in participating in “National Night Out.”