Sunday, April 11, 2021

DPS to step up enforcement in Town Square over summer

For some, summer time in Southlake means vacation getaways and carefree days in the sun. But for the Police Services Division of the City’s Department of Public Safety, summer time means keeping an even closer eye on Southlake’s streets, particularly those in Town Square.

“In order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors to Town Square, the Southlake Department of Public Safety will be stepping up enforcement activities in the square,” said Police Sergeant Michael Bedrich.

The City of Southlake, in partnership with Southlake Town Square employs off-duty Southlake DPS police officers in order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all patrons of Town Square.  This is accomplished through proactive enforcement of all applicable laws.

“Every year about this time we receive a few complaints from folks about the behavior of kids who are allowed to come to Town Square on their own,” continued Bedrich.  “Most follow the rules, but if some don’t, Southlake DPS wants to make sure their behavior doesn’t cause problems for other Town Square patrons.”

Parents should be aware that unattended juveniles causing a disturbance will be detained; citations will be issued where applicable and parents will be notified for pickup.  This includes but is not limited to those offenses which meet the elements of disorderly conduct, blocking a passageway, obstructing traffic, walking on the roadway, noise ordinance violations, clinging to a vehicle and other dangerous violations of law.

For more information about Southlake’s DPS Police Services, please click here.