Vision, Mission, Core Values
The Vision of the Lago Vista Police Department is to be the premier law enforcement agency by exemplifying integrity, leadership, and excellence to instill pride in every person who visits and lives in our community.
Our mission is to proactively serve by building partnerships and working cooperatively with our community to make Lago Vista a fun, safe, and family-friendly city. We have an unyielding commitment to integrity and excellence in the delivery of law enforcement services and a dedication to the people, traditions, and diversity of our community.
Integrity: The Lago Vista Police Department is built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct. We are committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics. We are committed to upholding our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards. We will be transparent in everything we do. All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which is a part of this manual.
Community: We believe that we are part of the community and that our department serves at the pleasure of the community. Our department strives to be representative of the community and its values. We value partnerships with individuals and groups within the community. Our goal is to work collaboratively to identify and solve problems to make our community a fun and safe environment for every visitor and resident.
Service: We value the opportunity to provide service in a manner which is fair, courteous, responsive, effective, and efficient. An attitude of respect for and the protection of the worth, dignity, and rights of all people are the foundations of our department.
Excellence: We strive to deliver an unmatched quality of law enforcement service to our community. Excellence is a constant process of adaption, innovation, vigilance, teamwork, and striving for greatness, even if it means making mistakes along the way. We will be transparent in every action, celebrating successes and learning from failures. We will never accept the status quo or stop looking for ways to improve.
Leadership: We understand and take pride in our roles as leaders in the community. We understand our responsibilities to build connections, think critically, and solve problems. We recognize that every member of our department is a leader for the department and the community and we expect our actions to match the expectations of this role.
Courage: We believe that every individual in this department must act with utmost courage, and the ability to face difficulty and danger with the mastery of fear. We believe that courage is not just a value of the department, but the form of every value the department holds, at the point those values are tested.