Ingleside Police Divisions
Chief Of Police
Tammy Burr is the Police Chief for the City of Ingleside.
Tammy Burr is a 26-year law enforcement professional who served the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in San Antonio, in various capacities. She began her career there as an entry-level patrolman and was progressively promoted through a strict promotion process to the rank of Captain. During her last four years at the Sheriff's Office, she was appointed to one of ten top senior leadership positions as a Deputy Chief over Judicial and Court Services. Throughout her career, she developed a broad range of experience across the spectrum of law enforcement, which includes patrol, traffic control and safety, community policing, investigations, narcotics, special operations/SWAT, Hostage Negotiations, gang intelligence, mental health and crisis intervention, fugitive apprehension, civil processes, and emergency management.
Prior to her career in law enforcement, Chief Burr served her country for 10 years in the United States Air Force. She was decorated with several honors, including Airman of the Year in 1988, Valedictorian of Military Training Instructor School in 1989, NCO of the Year in 1990, and Master Military Training Instructor of the Year in 1992. She was also awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.
Chief Burr has earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration and an Undergraduate Degree in Human Services. She is a proud graduate of the FBI National Academy, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, IACP Leadership in Police Organizations, as well as many other leadership and management courses.
The Ingleside Police Department serves the community by protecting its desire for a peaceful and safe existence, free from fear and with the values of democracy applied equally to all citizens. The Ingleside Police Department Administration believes in the nine principles of policing.
Criminal Investigations Division (CID)
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) in addition to the traditional detective duties are also involved with the Crime Stoppers program for Ingleside. The more traditional investigation roles are divided into three parts: Crimes Against Persons, Property, and Public Education and Awareness.
Crimes Against Persons include homicide, assault, sexual assault, and robbery, in which a person is injured endangered, or threatened. Homicides and robberies are the more publicized of these crimes, fortunately, they do not comprise the majority of the workload. When cases involve physical and sexual abuse of children, the detectives work closely with the Child Advocacy Center, and the Texas Department of Human Services (Child Protective Services).
Property crimes are burglaries, theft, criminal mischief, etc. which cause monetary loss to the victim. The detectives constantly try to identify crime trends in addition to solving offenses through investigative leads. When criminal prosecution is not possible, the detectives strive to help victims recover their losses through referrals to other available resources.
The Crimes Stoppers Program is designed to obtain information from those sources that have knowledge about felony crimes, but are reluctant, for whatever reason, to come forward. Crime Stoppers offers these individuals anonymity and financial reward for the information they provide. The main purpose of the Crime Stoppers Program is to obtain information on cases through sources not available to case investigators.
The mission of the Ingleside Police Department Patrol Division is to protect the lives and property of all citizens. The Division dedicates its personnel and material resources to maintaining public order and safeguarding the individual and constitutional rights of all persons. The Patrol Division is the most visible unit within the Department.
The Patrol Division is the first responder to most calls for police service. The Patrol Division is dedicated to Community Oriented Policing by taking a proactive approach to involve citizens in developing solutions to recurring crime problems. Using the principles of Problem-Oriented Policing, officers and the public have begun to make an impact on these crime problems.
The Communications Division is comprised of 5 civilian communications officers and one communications supervisor. The Communications Division can best be described as the "heartbeat" of the Ingleside Police Department.
The Communications Center is where all telephone and walk-in calls for service are received. It is also where calls are assigned and dispatched to officers on the street. Communications officers use computer-aided dispatch (CAD) computers to track calls received and dispatched to ensure that they are answered as quickly and effectively as possible.
The communications officers also utilize the National Crime Information Center computer database (NCIC) as well as the Texas Crime Information Center computer database (TCIC) to check persons for warrants and criminal histories as well as property to determine if it is stolen. The communications officers are also charged with answering the City's 911 system along with dispatching Fire and Rescue units of the Ingleside Fire Department.
Central Records Department
The Chief of Police manages the day-to-day operations of the Records Department. This department is responsible for distributing, maintaining, and storing all reports and their supplements that are generated by the department. Also, the Records Department maintains statistics that are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety and FBI on a monthly basis (Uniform Crime Reports).
The Central Records Department is also responsible for responding to public requests for open records information. In addition to managing the Records Department, the Records Department handles the day-to-day purchasing requests of the department.