Argyle to Celebrate Police Department with Special Week in May

Across the nation, cities and towns will observe National Peace Officers Memorial Week May 15-21. Two groups – the Argyle Crime Control and Prevention District (ACCPD) and Argyle Independent School District – will honor their police departments with a special appreciation banquet on one of those days.

That event will take place on May 20 at the Embassy Suites in Denton. While 407 BBQ will serve as an event sponsor, gifts from the community plus table sponsors, refreshment sponsors, casino night prize support, police appreciation bags, and police week meal sponsorships are still available.

ACCPD is a town appointed committee that uses funds raised from businesses to help the Argyle Police Department with needs not met through annual budgets. These include training, staff programs, purchasing squad cars and related equipment, and others.

“ACCPD is nice because it is voter initiated and in fact just was renewed for 15 more years,” said Argyle Police Chief Emmitt Jackson. “The department certainly appreciates it because it speaks volumes to the community’s commitment to crime prevention and to help make sure the department has all the resources we need. It’s a godsend. It’s so much easier than having to beg.”

This is the first time Jackson, who has served in his current position for a little more than three years, has had an organization like ACCPD at his disposal. It also is the first year the five-officer Argyle ISD Police Department is being included.

“The banquet started before any of us came on board but we have taken it to another level,” said Bill Reaves, president of the ACCPD which has been around since 2003. “Since Chief (Emmitt) Jackson came on, this department has been expanding. We’re now up to 16 officers from 12 when he started.

“Not only is the department getting bigger, but the Chief has also done a great job making it a community friendly department. This banquet is one of the things we want to show these officers we value their service and take that extra step so they know they are appreciated.”

Details on the dinner including sponsorship options are available on the police department’s website, the ACCPD’s Facebook page, or by contacting Nathan Riley at 940.464.7254 or

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