- About NBPD
- NBPD Divisions
- Patrol Division
- 2 Patrol Lieutenants
- 13 Patrol Sergeants
- 68 Patrol Officers
- 4 School Resource Officers
- 6 K-9 officers
- 1 Traffic Sergeant
- 4 Traffic Officers
- Calls for crimes in progress
- Maintaining a police presence to help deter crime
- Preliminary investigation of criminal activity
- Traffic enforcement and investigation of traffic accidents
- Maintaining public order
- Identifying hazards and community concerns
- Making arrests for criminal and traffic offenses, when applicable
The NBPD Patrol Division provides essential, basic police services to:
- Over 45 square miles of city spanning two counties (Comal and Guadalupe)
- A population of more than 65,000 residents
- Tens of thousands of visitors and seasonal tourists
- Tens of thousands of motorists traveling the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin daily
- Two recreational rivers
- Numerous festive events
- Commercial and Industrial areas
The New Braunfels Police Department K-9 Unit is assigned to the Patrol Division and a K-9 team is available to patrol officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The K-9 Unit not only supports NBPD officers, but they are routinely called to assist Federal, State, and other local agencies in the South Texas region.
The New Braunfels Police Department K-9 Unit is staffed with six K-9 officers. Each officer is assigned a K-9 and is responsible for the care and well being of the dog throughout its career. Each dog lives with the assigned officer and his/her family.
The current breeds used by the New Braunfels Police Department are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. All of NBPD's dogs are trained for dual purposes. They are trained in the detection of illegal narcotics and they are trained as patrol dogs (which means they are capable of tracking, area searches, building searches, evidence recovery, and criminal apprehension).
Crisis Negotiation Team - CNT
The NBPD Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) was established in 2007 by current Team Leader Sgt. Victor Rocha.
The NBPD CNT consists of 11 members, including:
- 8 police officers
- 1 dispatcher
- 1 records clerk
- 1 licensed professional counselor
Each member is required to complete a 40 hour TCOLE Basic Negotiator Certification Course
- To consider the lives of the hostages, civilians, and officers involved in a crisis situation to be of the utmost importance.
- Whenever possible, to enhance the prospects of peacefully resolving the incident through communication
- Whenever possible, to develop and maintain the ability to use alternative approaches to resolve the incident should communications fail.
- In hostage situations, to make every reasonable effort to effect the safe release of the hostages
School Resources Officers - SRO
The New Braunfels Independent School District and the City of New Braunfels Police Department have teamed up to offer a new level of security for campuses across the district.
Students, parents, teachers, and staff will see a variety of security features throughout the school year, including the School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) program for the district’s Middle School and High School campuses.
This program is the result of a partnership between the NBISD and NBPD and provides a uniformed New Braunfels Police Officer on those campuses every single day of the school year. The funding for each officer and their equipment is 75% funded by the New Braunfels Independent School District with the additional 25% coming from the City of New Braunfels.
These officers’ daily duties include patrolling their respective campuses, providing a proactive law enforcement presence on the campus, and fostering positive relationships with students, teachers, and other campus staff.