Department Orginization / Specialized Divisions

The Galveston Police Department is organized into 3 Bureaus

  • Operations Bureau (Patrol)
    • East Isle Communities
    • Mid-Town Communities
    • West Isle Communities
    • Special Operations
    • Narcotics / Vice
  • Investigative Services Bureau
    • Major Crimes
    • Property Crimes
    • Family Services
    • Identification Division (Crime Scene)
  • Administrative Services Bureau
    • Office of Professional Standards
    • Records
    • Property
    • Training

Specialized Units

After graduating from probationary status (1 year) Police Officers may apply to be assigned to sevearl specialized divisions including:

  • Galveston SWAT
  • Galveston Marine Division / Dive Team
  • Hostage Negotiation Team
  • Special Response Group

Officers also recieve financial incentives for being assigned to specialized divisions