The Ovilla Police Department is a Community-Oriented Police Department that has grown to include 11 full-time officers and a secretary. The Chief of Police is Joey Bennett who has been in law enforcement for 25 years, 16 of those years being with the City of Ovilla.

The officers are available 24 hours a day to protect and assist the citizens of Ovilla and anyone who may be passing through the city.

The department will check your home while you are away, assist in setting up Neighborhood Watch groups, inspect your home or business for better ways to protect them, register your home or business alarm system, and numerous other things only a caring small town police department will do.

For non-emergency police service, please call dispatch at 972-775-3333.


Ovilla Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER and RESERVE POLICE OFFICER. See hiring notice and application attachments below.

Ovilla Police Hiring Notice February 2022
Employment Application
Police Background Packet

Please help us give a warm Ovilla Welcome to our newest Officer, John Bravo! He graduated North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy Basic Course in Applied Police Science on April 1, 2022 with class 283. 
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Pictured above from left to right: Chief Joey Bennett, Officer John Bravo, and Lieutenant Seth Geiser. 

Pictured above from left to right: Chief Joey Bennett, Officer Abraham Flores, Officer Emilia Ramires, Officer Peter Hartin, Lieutenant Seth Geiser, and Sergeant Kyle Breedlove. 

Ovilla named among state's safest cities

Ovilla, TX was named the 4th safest small city in the state. AdvisorSmith's study analyzed violent and property crimes from 39 large cities, 198 midsize cities, and 418 small cities in the state. Crime scores were calculated for each city and the cities were ranked to find the safest places in Texas.

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COVID-19 Information

If you need assistance or information relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 211 or check out this website

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