The Arvin Police Department was founded in February 1961 when Don Morgan was inaugurated as the first chief of police. The first department was located at 745 Bear Mountain Boulevard in 1/2 of an old service station building. In 1966 the City built a new police department located at 200 Campus Drive. In 1979 an approximate 6,000 square foot addition was added, the department still resides at the 200 Campus Drive Location. The department is made up of 28 sworn and non-sworn full-time employees, 4 Reserve Officers, Explorer Post, and a Police Activities League.
It is the mission of the Arvin Police Department to provide service with honor and respect, to protect life, to enforce laws, and to perform our duties in partnership with the community thereby increasing the quality of life for the entire Arvin community.