The Lago Vista Police Department is committed to working with you to improve our community.
The Lago Vista Police Department Patrol Division is the department's backbone and plays a critical public safety role. Patrol is a 24-7 uniformed position. Over 70% of the department's sworn officers are assigned patrol functions. Patrol officers respond to various calls for service, from minor traffic accidents to major crimes in progress. Patrol officers are the first to respond to calls for service where law enforcement assistance is needed.
Officers provide proactive patrol of the City of Lago Vista, and the duties of the officers include:
- Responding to 911 calls for service
- Initiating crime investigations
- Conducting traffic enforcement
- Enforcing city ordinances and statutes
- Patrolling residential and business areas
The division consists of 12 Patrol Officers and four Patrol Sergeants supervised by the Lieutenant. Officers with the patrol division drive marked patrol vehicles, mostly Ford Explorers. Each Officer on a patrol squad is equipped with the highest quality state-of-the-art equipment to maximize their safety and efficiency. Patrol Officers are assigned areas of responsibility within the city limits to maximize response time to calls for service and emergency situations.
The Lago Vista Police Department believes in a community policing philosophy, working proactively and cooperatively with the community to solve problems and build partnerships. Community policing is a tenet of our patrol division. Our department believes in excellence in delivering law enforcement services to our citizens.
Our Patrol Officers are highly trained and equipped to provide our community with the highest quality of service. Every Officer completes a Field Training Program administered by one of our Sergeants. Many of our officers are Mental Health Officers and use this training to interact with mental health consumers. Our department conducts annual in-service training to keep our officers well-trained on various topics. Additionally, officers receive a significant amount of specialized training each year.
Are you interested in a career with the Lago Vista Police Department? Visit our Recruiting page!