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Police Department Forms


To make a complaint against a member of the public please complete the form(s) below.  Be aware that the City of Josephine does not accept personal verbal complaints for prosecution. If you wish to speak to a Police Officer prior to completing these form(s) please call the Police Department during regular business hours.


Voluntary Sworn Witness Statement  JDP-VSS-0513


If you are interested in joining the Josephine Police Department please complete the Personal History Statement below.


Personal History Statement  JPD-PHS-1


Josephine Police Department

In case of an emergency call 911


Main Office: 972-843-8085


For non emergency officer assistance  (972) 547-5350


Public Information / Records Requests


Please read this entire section before submitting a request for a police report. The City of Josephine does not accept verbal records requests under the Freedom of Information Act/ Public Information Act.


Records Request JPD-FOIA-0713


Please be aware a criminal offense report and associated items such as videos, photos, etc are not considered public information and will not be released unless the case was closed by conviction (someone was arrested, convicted and received jail/prison time and/or deferred adjudication and/or a fine). The only portion that can be released in most cases is the public information portion and suspect information if a suspect(s) was arrested and charged. The public information portion contains a summary of the crime, the complainant's name, address, date, time and location of the incident the responding Officer's name(s), the incident number, and is generally all the information needed by your insurance company, if you need the report for a claim.



To request the public information portion, please specify you are seeking the public information report and send your request via only one of the following methods:


Fax - 972-843-8377 (Include your postal mailing address. We do not fax or e-mail responsive documents.

(See below for information to include in request.)


In person - 201 W. Hubbard, Josephine TX 75164

US mail - Josephine Police Department, Records, PO Box 99, Josephine TX 75164



In your request, provide as much information as possible so the report can be located, such as the:


JPD Incident Number (sometimes referred to as case number or offense report number),

Name(s), DOB, Driver's License and/or SSN of the parties involved, date/location (address) of the incident, and type of incident. Specify "public information report" & include your postal mailing address.



If the case was not closed by conviction and you submit an open records request for the whole report (or if you do not specify “public information report” in your request), your request will be forwarded to the Texas Attorney General's Office for a ruling as to whether or not we can release the full report, a process which takes around 60 business days.


To make a complaint against a City of Josephine Police Officer, please follow all directions and return the original completed forms either by mail or in person, faxed versions of this form will NOT be accepted.


Officer Complaint Form JPD-OCAF-0413



Police Employment Opportunities:


The Josephine Police Department is currently accepting applications for Full-time officers.


Certified officers who are looking to be part of a community oriented police department with a friendly working atmosphere as well as work in a small but growing rural community are encouraged to fill out a Personal History Statement


Josephine PD Personal History Statement


Minimum Qualifications:


Must be a TCOLE Certified Peace Officer with at least two (2) years experience

Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of hire

Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate with at least 12 hours of college credit or have an honorable discharge from the armed forces after 24 months of active duty service

Have a valid Texas driver’s license at the date of hire

Be a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization

Be able to read, write, and speak the English language

Be of good moral character

Must have the ability to pass all pre-employment screenings to include: an extensive background investigation, a polygraph, psychological exam, physicians physical and drug screen

Pass oral interviews

Shall not be prohibited from carrying a firearm or possessing ammunition

Shall not have engaged in, received deferred adjudication or pre-trail diversion for, or have been convicted of: conduct that constitutes a Class B Misdemeanor under Penal Code or equivalent under federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or any conduct that may be unsuitable for employment




Health Plan including Dental Coverage (Currently Blue Cross/Blue Shield Gold)

Flexible Spending Account

Life Insurance

Short Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Retirement Plan (Automatic participation 6% employee contribution – City matches 1.5 – 1)

Holidays (12 days)

Paid Vacation and Sick Leave

Uniforms provided




City of Josephine PD Pay Schedule 2017-18


The position is open until filled


The Josephine Police Department is currently accepting applications for Reserve officers.


Minimum Qualifications:


Two (2) years prior police experience, meet all current TCOLE requirements and hold a current valid TCOLE Peace Officer certification. You MUST be able to work 24 hrs. per month (preferable 8 hr. shifts) on a scheduled basis.  Must supply own duty belt and .40 Glock  (22/23 preferred)


The positions are open until filled


Please contact Chief Briggs at for any further questions.



Mission Statement:


To protect lives and property, preserve the peace, and bring forth swift justice to those who seek to deprive others of their inalienable right to live in a free society based on the rule of law.


Vision Statement:


The Josephine Police Department envisions being recognized by our citizens and our peers as the standard of excellence in law enforcement by adhering to the highest level of professionalism as we lead in collaborative partnerships and community service with compassion and empathy.




City of Josephine ® 108 W. Hubbard Rd. P.O. Box 99 Josephine,TX 75164