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Keene Christmas Lights Parade
The Keene Christmas Lights Parade is this Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 6:30pm. Please be aware that beginning about 6:15pm Old Betsy Rd. (FM 2280) will be closed from Fourth St. to Oakdale St., and all intersections will be blocked off along the parade route, and will remain closed for the duration of the parade. Please plan accordingly and seek alternate routes to avoid travel delays.

Parade Route: Begins on Old Betsy Rd south from Magnolia St, west on Hillcrest St, south on Oakwood Dr, east on Fourth St, north on Old Betsy Rd, then ends east on Magnolia St.

For those attending the parade, also be aware that pedestrian traffic will be heavy after the end of the parade. The road will remain closed until it is safe to reopen it. Drivers are encouraged to drive slowly and watch for pedestrians during this time. Please drive safely!

For more parade information click:
http://www.keenestar.net/news/ci_27056180


The City of Keene is a rural town of about 6,500, located in Johnson County, Texas, about 25 miles south of downtown Fort Worth.  Since 1981 the Keene Police Department has operated its own Emergency Communications division, and has also been the communications center for  various agencies over that time period.

The Police Department consists of thirteen full time officers and two reserve officers. The 24 hour Emergency Communications department consists of six full time dispatchers and offers the community expertise in 911 Call Taking, TLETS computer operations, and emergency radio dispatch.

The Police Department is also in charge of the Keene Animal Control Department, which consists of one full time and one part time officer.


  Dedicated to Protect

 

Chief Rocky Alberti is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston, the son of a dock worker.  He began attending campmeetings in Keene as a teenager, and later attended Southwestern Union College, now Southwestern Adventist University.  He moved here permanently in 1979 and joined the Keene Police Department in June 1980. After serving as the department's Sergeant and Captain for many years, Alberti became Chief of Police in May 2007.  Chief Alberti has a committment to serving the city, with a desire to maintain a good relationship with the community.  This is evidenced by his continuing leadership and participation in the many events the police department has organized, sponsored, or participated in over the years.  Along with the rest of the police department, Chief Alberti is dedicated to making Keene a safer and better city.
 
     
     

MISSION STATEMENT

The members of the Keene Police Department are dedicated to protect the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the occurrence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the community to improve the quality of life. We will do so
with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
 



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