Development of the Village & Department August 1977
Dickinson became incorporated. A Marshal’s Office was created shortly after. The Marshal worked in conjunction with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
Citizens of Dickinson file suit opposing the incorporation and annexation of county lands, but lost. The Police Department was then created in November of 1982. It employed 1 Lieutenant, 1 Sergeant, and 8 officers.
November to December, 1982
Holding cell, booking facilities, video cameras, and communications systems were installed. Five used DPS patrol cars were purchased and the Marshall’s office was closed.
January 1, 1983
First day which officers of the newly formed department began serving the City of Dickinson.
Wayne Broussard moved from sergeant to Chief of Police.
Positions of Criminal Investigator and Warrant Officer were created.
Ralph Garcia was named Chief of Police to replace Wayne Broussard.
Cecil Wingo was named interim chief of police.
Ron Morales was named chief of police.
Department moves from its original station at City Hall to new state of the art building at 4000 Liggio Street.
The authorized strength of the Police Department is raised from 25 to 29 full-time officers. Two jailers, a motorcycle officer, and a sex crimes detective are added.