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  1. Holiday shopping safety tips from Allen Police

    With holiday shopping in full-swing, Allen Police Department would like to share some tips that will help you have safe shopping experiences this season.
  2. Officer Cauhape receives CIT Officer of the Year award

    Allen Police Officer Felix Cauhape has been honored by the Collin County Mental Health Symposium for his outstanding efforts helping and supporting citizens with mental health struggles.
  3. Library and Parking Closures for December 3 & 4

    Library and parking closures to be aware of as the City prepares for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.
  4. Health permit fee to increase starting Jan. 1

  5. There's No Place Like Allen for the holidays!

    String the lights and pass the hot cocoa—it’s holiday season in Allen! Hayrides, face painting and family memories await during these special events through December.

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  1. Allen is planning its first public dog park

    Plans are moving along for a new dog park at Jupiter Park. Once a bid is approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in spring 2023.

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  1. Library Holiday Hours and Closures

    The Library will be closed Friday, December 23 and remain closed through Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. The Library will also be closed Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2, 2023, in observance of the New Year. Read on...
  2. Library and Parking Closures for December 3 & 4

    Library and parking closures to be aware of as the City prepares for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

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  1. Fire prevention and safety with Allen Fire Department

    Fire prevention for the holidays! Learn about basic fire prevention and more in these new safety videos featuring Allen firefighters.
  2. Poison control resources from NCPC

    One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.
  3. Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

    Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.
  4. Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates


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  1. Holiday shopping safety tips from Allen Police

    With holiday shopping in full-swing, Allen Police Department would like to share some tips that will help you have safe shopping experiences this season.
  2. Officer Cauhape receives CIT Officer of the Year award

    Allen Police Officer Felix Cauhape has been honored by the Collin County Mental Health Symposium for his outstanding efforts helping and supporting citizens with mental health struggles.
  3. Support Allen's shelter animals with Donorbox!

    Looking for a way to support Allen's animals in need? Send a secure donation using Donorbox! Your donations help provide urgent and long-term medical care, as well as fund special projects at the shelter to keep our animals comfortable.
  4. Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

    We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.
  5. Urban wildlife in Allen

    Allen is home to a variety of wildlife. Read our top questions on urban wildlife including ways to protect your pets and educate your family.

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  1. Defend your drain this holiday season

    Don't pour your cooking grease down the drain, recycle it for free instead! Read on...