The City of Overton boasts one of the lowest crime per capita rates in the state of Texas. This is made possible by technology, commitment, and the strong emphasis that is placed on crime prevention in the city.
The Overton Police Department consists of six full time officers, and ten reserve officers. All officers attend regular inservice training classes and are kept abreast of the latest technology and methods of protecting and serving the citizens of Overton. The Police Department utilizes the most modern equipment, such as video recorders in all patrol units, as well as the most technically advanced radar units and cellular phones.