Police Department

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

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

Please note that when you call the Slaton Police Department, to contact a Police Officer or if you need Law Enforcement response, please dial #1.  You will be connected to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department.

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


Ross Hester
Chief of Police


175 N. 8th
Slaton, TX 79364

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Fx: (806) 828-2023

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Police Report – Accidents/Crashes

Where can I pick up a copy of an Accident report?
Copies of Accident reports 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 via email. Please submit an Open Records Request to pdrecords@cityofslaton.com.  Please allow your request to be processed within 10 business days (excluding weekends or holidays).  Once the report is ready, the Records Department will contact you.  You must pick up your report during normal business hours.  The cost for an accident report is $6.  The Slaton Police Department only accepts cash payments and cannot make change.

Police Report – 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 4:00 pm at:
Slaton Police Department
175 N. 8th St.
Slaton, TX 79364

* You must fill out an Open Records Request and allow 10 business days for your request to be completed.

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

Are police reports available over the Internet?
Incident and Offense 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, mail it or email it to pdrecords@cityofslaton.com.  Please allow 10 business days for your request to be filled.


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. 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?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer fingerprinting services at this time.


File a complaint or commendation:

The Slaton Police Department reviews citizen complaints against employees.  You may complain about an employee to a supervisor by letter, email, walk-in (during business hours), online, or phone. You must make a complaint within 30 days of the date the misconduct occurred, except in criminal cases. If the allegation involves criminal misconduct, then the statute of limitations for that criminal act applies.

The Slaton Police Department employees love to hear about a job well done.  You may give a commendation about an employee to a supervisor by letter, email, walk-in (during business hours), online, or phone.

To File a Complaint or Commendation Online:
The information provided in the form below will be reviewed by the Slaton Police Department's Office Chief of Police. If further information is required, you will be contacted at a later date. The Chief of Police may require you to provide a sworn written statement on some complaints. You are welcome to discuss commendations and complaints in person or over the phone with a Supervisor. The Slaton Police Department is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm and can be reached by calling (806) 828-2020 #0 *Please note, this form is not to be used to file a crime report. It should only be used to file a complaint or commendation for a Slaton Police Officer.

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