The City of Keene is a rural town of about 5,000, located in Johnson County, Texas, about 25 miles south of downtown Ft. Worth. Since 1981 the Keene Police Department has housed the Emergency Communications for the Keene Police, Keene Fire, and Keene EMS departments, as well as various other agencies over that time period. The Police Department consists of eleven full time officers and four reserve officers. The Chief, Captain, and Lieutenant offer the department over 70 combined years of law enforcement experience. The 24 hour Emergency Communications department consists of four full time and several part 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.