City of Trinidad
212 Park Street
P.O. Box 345 (Mailing)
Trinidad, Texas 75163
(903)-778-2525 Phone
(903) 778-2754 Fax


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New Chief of Police PDF Print E-mail

adam_estesMy name is Adam Estes, I was recently promoted to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Trinidad Police Department. I was the Patrol/Code Enforcement Officer for the City prior to being appointed as Chief of Police.

I am 39 with 6 kids, 5 boys and 1 girl, I also am engaged to be married in June and my fiancé has a daughter as well. I have been in Law Enforcement for almost 11 years, starting my career in Chandler under then Chief of Police Ron Reeves. While at Chandler I became Code Enforcement Certified, Patrol Sergeant, and Administrative Sergeant. I worked in Chandler from 2008 till the end of 2014.

In 2015 I was hired by Chief Stewart Newby at Trinity Valley Community College where I insured that safety and security of both the students and staff. I was eventually promoted to Investigator which was a Sergeants position, where I investigated all types of cases from criminal cases to administrative cases. I worked for Trinity Valley Community College from 2015-2018.

I want to start out by thanking the City for giving this opportunity and trusting in me to lead this fine department into the future. I also want the citizens of Trinidad to know that my door is always open. If you have any complaints, questions, concerns, or compliments about the department as a whole or the individual officers please do not hesitate to call me or come up to City Hall and talk to me in person about your concerns. I take all of the citizens of Trinidad’s concerns very seriously. I believe that over time everyone will see that this department is dedicated to the citizens of this city and that hopefully the trust that was once lost will be re-gained again.

As part of my plan as Chief, I am looking to bring in 3-4 more reserve officers over the next year, in hopes of providing the city and the citizens with more coverage and security. I want to have some public gathering ie: block parties, movie in the park, etc.. I want to bring our community and police department closer as a family, and a city.

For those who are new to the City we have 5 Peace Officers on commission, myself and Officer Brett Southard (full time), and 3 reserve officers. In the next upcoming weeks, I will be introducing them to everyone with a brief bio and photo on the city’s web page and on our face book. I also encourage everyone to get on Facebook and like our FB page Trinidad Texas Police Department. It is a good way to see what is happening with the department, or what is going on in the City or surrounding area. We also have a website that has a lot of good information on it and it can be found at, the city along with myself will occasionally post different articles or items that you as citizens may find helpful. For example there have been several new City Ordinances approved and adopted in the last couple of months. One was the new Recreational Vehicle Ordinance, and the other was the Sign Ordinance, both of those can be found under the City Ordinances tab on the City’s web page.

In closing, I look forward to meeting everyone, and look forward to what the future has in store for our City and Department.

Thank You and God Bless

Chief Adam Estes #791
Chief of Police
Trinidad Police Department
903-477-2131 cell
903-778-2113 office

New Safety Officer PDF Print E-mail

Brett_DouglasMy name is Brett Douglas Southard, I am from Corsicana Texas. I have a beautiful Daughter Gracie. I come from a law enforcement and military family. Growing up I knew I would do two things in my life, I would serve my country, and serve as a peace officer.

I served six years in the Texas Army National Guard as an infantry man and held the position of a squad designated marksman. I began my law enforcement career at TDCJ. I then decided to further my career and work for Navarro County Sheriff’s Department as a detention officer. While serving for Navarro County, I attended Navarro College Police Academy. I then left in 2016 from Navarro County, and went to work for Trinity VaIIey Community College Police Department under the Command of Chief Stewart Newby. While serving with the Trinity Valley Community PoIiee Department, I was deployed to Hurricane Harvey for humanitarian aid for a month, I completed my service on 10/04/2018. Upon compteting my enlistment, I was hired by Trinidad as a reservist In November of 2018.

I have enjoyed sewing the City of Trinidad and the public. I was offered the full time patrol officer position on 2/21/2019. I look forward to serving the City of Trinidad, and Its residents. Please do not hesitate to call or stop by for any reason. Our door is always open.

Thank you

Officer Brett D. Southard #792


Spring Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 until dumpsters are full.

It's a great time to get rid of old furniture or any other bulk items without the hassle and expense of hauling it off. It's easy and it's free. Just bring your items to the Water Tower location.  No TIRES.

Bulk items ACCEPTED: Bulk items NOT ACCEPTED:

Non-Freon Appliances Freon Appliances
Furniture Automotive products
Scrap metal Chemicals
Lumber Paint
Mattresses TV's

A Word from Adam PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Residents of Trinidad:
As we approach the winter months, and the end of the swimming season, I would like to remind everyone that has a swimming pool of any kind that they need to start thinking about how they are going to be storing it for the winter.

Example #1: If you plan on leaving the water in your pool, then you need to winterize it by putting the proper chemicals in the water and having the proper cover on the poo, a cover that will not blow off during high winds or a cover that will not tear easily.

Example #2: If you do not plan on leaving the water in the pool the please drain the water in a safe manner as to not flood your house or your neighbor's property. Then please put a pool cover over the empty pool so that rain water cannot accumulate inside the pool and allow mosquitos to breed.

Our/my main concern in bringing this to everyone's attention is so that next summer when it is time to jump in the pool and cool off, there will not be as many mosquito issues and more fun in the sun.

As always if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or City Hall any time.

Thank you for your help and support,

Adam Estes, $292
Patrol/Code Enforcement Officer
903-778-2113 or 903-879-2232