Department Mission

To provide police services to the Wharton community with integrity, professionalism, accountability and respect, to preserve life and property, to enforce the law within the framework of the Constitution, to work in partnership with the community, and to be good stewards of the public's trust and resources.

Department Vision

The Wharton Police Department will be a leader in policing and working in a partnership with citizens of Wharton to provide innovative and proactive service that enhances the safety and quality of life in our community.  Its purpose is to suppress crime, preserve order, and maintain the safe and orderly flow of traffic.

Department Objectives

  • Develop, enhance and sustain community relationships
  • Preserve life and enhancing the quality of life
  • Ensure equity in all service components
  • Foster an environment that encourages problem solving, by both ourselves and the community
  • Effective Crime Suppression
  • Educating ourselves and our community about the causes, resolution, and the prevention of crime and disorder
  • Ensure that all persons may pursue their lawful activities without fear or impediment by maintaining public order
  • Reduce the impact of crime, fear of crime, and public disorder in the daily lives of Wharton citizens through patrol, crime prevention, criminal investigations, and law enforcement.
  • Respond to calls for service and other public needs promptly in order to provide services which resolve problems and protect persons and property
  • Protect safe and orderly transportation through traffic direction, law enforcement, and accident investigations.

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City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400


Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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