Not only is Nacogdoches a beautiful and friendly place to live, it is also a safe and well-protected community.
The Sheriff’s Department is charged with maintaining public safety within Nacogdoches County. The Sheriff’s Office is the 911 public service answering point for county residents. The department is staffed with 26 deputies and 17 reserve deputies.
Within the City of Nacogdoches, the Nacogdoches Police Department provides the best law enforcement protection possible by maintaining highly trained personnel through continual educational programs. NPD is staffed with 64 municipal officers. In addition, Nacogdoches is served by 27 licensed peace officers in Stephen F. Austin State University’s police department, and four officers on the Nacogdoches I.S.D. force.
One very important service of the Nacogdoches Police Department is the Home Safe Program, created to assist the Nacogdoches Treatment Center and Alzheimer’s Association. This program maintains a database of individuals who suffer from dementia and/or Alzheimer’s and allows the police department instant access to information for those individuals in case they become lost.
The Nacogdoches Fire Department has a full-time professional staff of 60 assigned to five fire stations strategically located throughout the city. Nacogdoches County has 18 volunteer fire departments. Nearly 225 volunteers protect outlying communities.