Police Department

We are very proud of our Police Department and welcome the opportunity to share our success with the citizens of Slaton.

Chief Trevor Barnes assumed command of the department. Chief Barnes believes in building strong communities through education, communication and cooperation.

For questions that aren’t answered below, please contact the Slaton Police Department by phone at (806) 828-2020 or by fax at (806) 828-2023.

It is the mission of the Slaton Police Department to:

  • Improve and maintain a high quality of life for the citizens and visitors to the community
  • Preserve for all citizens, the rights guaranteed by the U.S. and Texas Constitutions
  • Be proactive in crime prevention and apprehend those who commit offenses against the citizens of Slaton
  • Develop a relationship between the police and citizens based on mutual trust
  • Make honesty and professionalism the building blocks for delivering effective and efficient services to the community
  • Foster community involvement in developing and implementing police responses to community problems
  • Create a department philosophy related to training, performance, and community relations that fosters cooperation, understanding, and the achievement of common goals

Trevor Barnes – Police Chief

175 N. 8th
Slaton, TX 79364

Ph: (806) 828-2020
Fx: (806) 828-2023

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Police Reports – Incident and Offense

Where can I pick up a copy of a police report?
Copies of police reports can be obtained Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at:
Slaton Police Department
175 N. 8th St.
Slaton, TX 89364

What is the cost for a police report?
Incident and Offense reports are available for $0.10 per page.

Are police reports available over the Internet?
Police reports are not available over the Internet at this time. You will need to download and fill out the Open Records Request Form and bring it to the station or mail it.

Police Reports – Crashes

You may obtain a copy of a Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (CR-3) by using the TxDOT Crash Report Online Purchase System. Customers using the online system receive their report(s) via email following the purchase. As of January 2023, the cost for a Crash Report is $6, or $8 for a certified copy (an official document often required for legal proceedings, etc.).

Those unable to use the online system may submit a request by mail. Visit, then scroll down to the section titled “How to file a subpoena or affidavit for crash records” for instructions. Note that the CR-91 form linked is not editable in most internet browsers, and needs to be downloaded and edited in Adobe Acrobat Reader or a compatible software.

Other Reports and Services

Can I obtain driver’s license and criminal history information?
Driver’s license and state and national criminal history information is not available from the Slaton Police Department because of our teletype agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety. We can provide you with your criminal history information as it relates only to the City of Slaton at a cost of $5. The Department of Public Safety in Austin does have this information available, and you can contact them at (512) 424-2000.

Does the Slaton Police Department offer fingerprinting services?
Yes, these services are available at the Police Department located at 175 N. 8th Street, at a cost of $10 per card. Citizens are required to bring the necessary cards and photo identification.

Vacation Home Watch

The Vacation Home Watch is a free service offered by the Slaton Police Department. It is intended to give Slaton citizens peace of mind while they are away from home.

How the Program Works
Homeowners print and complete a Vacation Home Watch Application, which allows the department to collect necessary information so the patrol officers may know the circumstances at the residence. The application should then be delivered in person by the homeowner to the Slaton Police Department.

While the homeowner is away, a patrol officer will make a check of the residence at least two times per day until the homeowner returns. During the check, the officer will walk around the residence to make sure that the home is secure and other things seem to be in place.

If an emergency arises, the homeowner or emergency contact person listed on the application will be notified immediately.

Homeowners contact the Police Department upon their return home to advise the department to close out the application.

Filling out the Application
Information requested on the Vacation Home Watch Application includes:

  • Homeowner contact information
  • Emergency contact information
  • Location of lights left on
  • Descriptions of vehicles, if any, that will be parked at the residence
  • Names of individuals allowed at the residence while the homeowner is away

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