Sgt Joseph Tinsley


Emergency 9 1 1
Non Emergency Police Services (903) 729-2254
Animal Control (903) 731-8443
Code Enforcement (903) 731-6003
Litter Abatement (903) 731-6003

P.L.A.C.E. Team

The P.L.A.C.E. (Police Litter Animal Control Code Enforcement) Team originated in January of 2019. Together, the P.L.A.C.E. team systematically addresses issues violating city ordinances. 

Made up of two code enforcement officers, two animal control officers, a litter abatement officer, and a police officer, this team of six works to help keep Palestine residents comply under city code. 

Litter Abatement read more

Litter Abatement is made up of one non-sworn officer whose purpose is to address litter issues city-wide. The litter abatement officer is dedicated to... Read More

Animal Control read more

The Palestine Police Department provides two full-time Animal Control Officers who respond to animal complaints. The Animal Control Officer has his/he... Read More

Code Enforcement read more

The Code Compliance Department maintains Palestine's status as a clean, livable city by ensuring property complies with rules set by City Council. Cod... Read More