Italy’s National Night Out planned for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Image:

The Italy Police Department will host the annual National Night Out for 2017 at the Upchurch Field, 200 Dilworth, on Tuesday evening, October 3, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Italy Fire Department will also have their fire truck at the event. Be sure to stop by and visit with our firemen.

Help the Italy Police Department “Stuff the Bus!”

Image:

The Italy Police Department invites you to help stuff the bus. Please help us in assisting local children in need. You may drop off your new school supplies and backpacks in the school bus box at City Hall located at 161 W. Main Street. The donation box will be available August 1st through August 31st.

Apology to Italy Police Department

Image:

Hey, I just wanted to apologize for causing y’all a huge problem with the rat nesting. I had no idea or even crossed my mind that I was contributing to the delinquency of rats. So as soon as I was made aware by Chief Taylor I stopped and tried to clean up food on the ground and donate rat traps.

New Italy Police Chief comes on board April 3rd

Chief Michael Taylor was born in Talladega, Alabama in 1957. His family moved to Grand Prairie, Texas in 1961 and he grew up attending Grand Prairie public schools. At age 17 Chief Taylor enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as an Aviation Crash Fire Fighter and Rescue Technician. He was honorably discharged in 1978, and headed home to Texas.

Shop with a Hero Shopping

Image: Stafford Students are ready to go shopping with fire fighters and police officers.

Shop With a Hero is a local organization that raises money so that Italy ISD students that are chosen by their teachers can go shopping for Christmas gifts for themselves and their family members. Each student may spend up to $300 each at WalMart.

Italy PD presents Angel Tree gifts – join them!

Image:

On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 @ 10:30am, the Italy Police Department in partnership with McDonald’s will be presenting Angel Tree gifts to the residents at the Trinity Mission Rehab Center / Nursing Home at 220 Davenport St. Italy, TX 76651. We would love for all to attend.

Italy PD is taking back unwanted prescription drugs

On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the ITALY POLICE DEPARTMENT, in association with IMPACT COMMUNITIES, which is an initiative of DRUG PREVENTION RESOURCES (www.dpri.com) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Local Law Enforcement to Collect Unused Prescription Drugs

Image:

Waxahachie, Texas – Local law enforcement will host a Prescription Drug Take Back on October 22, 2016. Officers will be collecting unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for appropriate disposal between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. This program is a partnership of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Waxahachie Police Department, Waxahachie ISD and IMPACT Waxahachie, an initiative of Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.

From Chief Beckham regarding alleged kidnapping in Italy

On 10/18/16 around 730am, a 911 call was made from a store clerk in reference to a possible aggravated kid-napping. The Exxon store clerk had told dispatchers that a female had made an outcry indicating that there was a man holding her a gunpoint against her will.

National Night Out 2016

The Italy Police Department sponsored National Night Out (NNO) on October 4th at Upchurch Field. Many from the Italy community and Ellis County attended. The night was full with music, food, door prize drawings, games and fun.

Shop With a Hero Raffle Winners

Image: Spring Market employees with Fire Chief Don Chambers and Police Chief Cameron Beckham. The employees selected the four raffle winners.

The Shop With a Hero raffle was held today and was a big success thanks to everyone that purchased tickets. A big thank you also goes to the Spring Market for allowing us to hold the raffle drawing there and for their employees picking the winning tickets.

Big plans underway for 2016 National Night Out in Italy

Image: 2016 National Night Out Vendor Entry Form – page 1

The Italy Police Department is planning many activities for this year’s National Night Out (NNO). Upchurch Field in Italy will come alive with all kinds of entertainment, food and fun this year on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Jon Mathers is the guest disc jockey for the evening so Chief Beckham is requesting that all the children come and “wobble with the chief”.

5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses a Success

Image:

Even though the weather did not cooperate on Saturday, the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses fundraiser was a success. Because of weather conditions, the fireworks show was cancelled.

5th Annual Italy Guns vs. Hoses Softball game is coming

Image:

The Italy Shop With a Hero Corporation is sponsoring the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses Softball game fund raiser on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The event will be held at the Italy High School softball complex on College Street with free admittance for all.

National Police Week

Image:

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Please help Italy High School “Back the Blue” this week in appreciation for all that our Italy Police Department does for the community.

Local Law Enforcement to Collect Unused Prescription Drugs

Image:

Ellis County, Texas – Local law enforcement will host a Prescription Drug Take Back on April 30, 2016. Officers will be collecting unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for appropriate disposal between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Youth Police Academy 2016

Image:

POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER!

The Italy Police Department Youth Police Academy is modeled after the Citizens Police Academy and is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the department and its operations and to demonstrate the benefits of law enforcement and community policing in our city.

Italy Police Department provides Prescription Drug Drop Box

Image: (L-R) 
• Shari Phillips/IMPACT Communities Coalition Coordinator
• Cameron Beckham/Italy Police Chief
• Sue Lauhoff/Police Secretary

The Italy Police Department partnered with IMPACT Communities, a program of Drug Prevention Resources to provide the citizens of Italy, Texas and surrounding communities an environmentally safe way to dispose of any expired or unused Prescription and Over-the-Counter medications. This includes pills, liquids, and pet medications, but excludes inhalers, syringes and sharps.

Suspects in Custody

I wanted to inform the City of Italy that progress had been made in the motor vehicle thefts which had occurred in November and up to this past week. There were a total of three stolen vehicles that were recovered in the City of Lancaster last week. I personally want to thank some of the citizens for their assistance in this matter.

Italy’s National Night Out will feature Kickball games!

Image:

The Italy Police Department are putting final plans together for the 2015 National Night Out to be held on Tuesday, October 6th. from 6pm to 9pm This year’s event will be held at the Upchurch Ball Fields where two of the fields will be used for friendly kickball games for ALL ages.

Stuff the Bus

Image:

Help us help local children in need. Drop off your new school supplies and backpacks in the School Bus boxes located at:

Guns vs Hoses Annual Softball Game with Fireworks

Image:

I hope everyone can come out and support this great program which gives back to the kids every year. We are switching it up a little this year by having some of the Italy High School playoff softball girls play with both the Police Officers and Firemen this year. This should add some excitement to the game and it gives the graduating seniors one more chance to play on their field. We encourage everyone to come out and have some fun and watch the Fireworks display after the game.

Great Texas Warrant Roundup

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 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 7th.

Italy Police Dept and Italy Fire Dept. goes Christmas Shopping

Image: Front row: Bailey Eubank, Oralia, Taylor, Kaylee, Shamiyah, Isaac, JR
Back Row: Madison Washington, Alexis Sampley, Officer Elliott, Chief Martin, Firefighter Kimmons, Capt. Cate, Officer Click, Officer Saxon, Sgt Pitts, Officer Cherry, Lt B. Chambers

On December 15th, the Italy Police Dept. and the Italy Fire Dept. joined forces and took 6 Stafford Elementary children Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart. After all of the shopping was done they had lunch together at CiCi’s pizza. Then they all ventured back to the Italy Community Center to wrap the presents and had cookies and punch for a snack. The Police Officers and Fireman had as much fun as the kids did shopping.

Thank You Italy!

The Italy Fire Department and Italy Police Department would like to thank everyone that supported their “Fill the Boot” campaign last Friday. Because of the generosity of the local community, over $600 was raised for Shop with a Hero. They appreciate the willingness of the citizens of Italy to open their hearts and pockets for this cause.

Fill the Boot this Friday

Image:

The Italy Fire Department and Italy Police Department are asking for the community’s help to raise funds for the annual Shop with a Hero.

Phone or Email scams

Due to a recent rise in telemarketing scams and fraud we wanted to let you know that we are aware. Numerous citizens have called in recently with similar stories and scenarios. The majority of the scams begin with one of the following comments or statements.

National Night Out

Image:

A reminder that next week is National Night Out on Tuesday Oct. 7th from 6pm-9pm at Upchurch Fields. We will be having music, Careflight Helicopter, food, bounce house, dunking booth, face painting, Police Department equipment on display and much more. Everyone is invited to attend and its free admission for all. Come out and meet your fellow citizens of Italy!

Guns vs Hoses a huge success

On behalf of the Italy Police Department and Italy Fire Department, I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone that supported our Guns vs Hoses fundraiser on July 5th. I would also like to thank all of our sponsors for helping us raise money for the Shop with a Hero program. Without the support of the community and our great sponsors there isn’t any way for us to make this a successful program.

Guns & Hoses Softball Tournament Vendor Application

Image:

The third annual Guns & Hoses Softball Tournament is just around the corner! This family-fun, community event has something for everyone and benefits Italy’s Shop With A Hero program. Vendor applications are being accepted now. Join in on the fun by setting up a booth during the event.

Fill the Boot a success

The Italy Fire Department and the Italy Police Department would like to say a special thank you to the Italy residents and those traveling through downtown Italy last Friday afternoon for supporting the Shop with a Hero program.

Fill the Boot for Shop with a Hero!

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!