Chief's Welcome Message

Welcome to the City of Hewitt, Texas. The men and women of the Hewitt Police Department proudly serve the community with professional, efficient, and quality police service. This site is designed to provide you with Information related to our current crime prevention and community engagement programs, as well as avenues enabling you to become engaged with your police department. I highly recommend joining our Citizens Police Academy to become more familiar with the operation of the Department.  


The Hewitt Police Department is committed to transparent and open communication, and we believe transparency is vital to successful police-community relations.   By clicking the Transparency link, you can locate Department policies and reports involving the Use of Force, Racial Profiling, and Police Pursuits.  Additionally, we provide you with an online avenue to address any complaints regarding our service. Providing exemplary service to our citizens and guests is paramount to our commitment to community policing, and we welcome any feedback you may have.


The Hewitt Police Department consists of dedicated and committed Police Officers, Professional Staff, Communication Specialists,Animal Control, And Code Enforcement. We are in the business of protecting and serving our community, and as a team, we provide that service twenty-four hours a day.  When you see them in our community, please offer them a word of thanks for their service.

 Hewitt Elected Officials, Administration, Employees, and Citizens clearly and openly support the Department and our personnel ,which is greatly appreciated.  I am honored to lead the dedicated and committed men and women of the Hewitt Police Department.  The welcome I've received has been overwhelming, my wife Julie and I have quickly come to enjoy being part of this exceptional community.


Chief John McGrath has 32 years of municipal law enforcement experience and was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Hewitt, Texas in April 2023.  

Prior to his appointment in Hewitt, McGrath served over 31 years with the Arlington Texas Police Department and retired as a Deputy Chief.  Chief McGrath graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Tarleton State University with a Masters of Criminal Justice Degree.  He is a graduate of the 282nd session of the FBI National Academy, 61st session of the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration 53rd School of Executive Leadership.  Chief McGrath is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Texas Police Chiefs Association, and the Central Texas Area Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Association.