The El Campo Police Department serves a population of 10,945. El Campo is the largest city in Wharton County. In addition to providing police services for the residents of El Campo, the police communications division dispatches fire and ambulance service to approximately 10,000 rural residents in West Wharton County.
Each year the police department responds to more than 13,000 calls for service. These responses result in over 3,000 criminal arrests, 4,500 traffic citations, 5,800 warning citations, and 1,200 crime reports. The El Campo Police Department averages four formal internal investigations per year.
To support high standards, the El Campo Police Department takes pride in acquiring the highest level of training for its officers. This level of police service can best benefit and prosper by the support of these standards through commendation, recommendation, question, or complaint from the citizens of the community.