Southlake Police Department
Did You Know? …
The Southlake Police Department is proud to be a nationally accredited law enforcement agency and one that adheres to the core values of the City including: Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Accountability and Excellence.
The department holds the Gold standard in Accreditation ‘with Excellence’ from CALEA. That means the department is a top rated agency and in compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies best practices standards and has maintained that status for fifteen years. It also means that Southlake residents live in one of the safest cities in the country.
Part of our strategy as a transparent organization is to reduce crime; reduce the fear of crime; and enhance public safety through a strong collaborative partnership with our citizens, business leaders and volunteers.
These goals are accomplished through various strategic measures that include, but are not limited to:
Police Chief James Brandon says, “Our department strives to achieve excellence in everything we do. We accomplish our goals by strategically focusing our efforts on maintaining a safe and vibrant community and being responsive to the needs of our citizens.”
The police department’s focused mission and efforts have resulted in a reduction in crime in the City of Southlake over the last three years.
SLPD is proud to have a clearance rate for property crimes that is higher than the national average. Year-to-date UCR information for 2015 indicates a clearance rate of 88.88% for crimes against persons (national average is 48-60%) and 36.26% for property crimes (national average is 19.7%).
The significant drop in property crimes is a trend the police department continues to maintain through the unique partnerships between our citizens and volunteers who play a vital role in our efforts to decrease crime. These programs can be found on our Police Department website and include:
This school year marks the third year for the Southlake Police Department to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) on every school campus in the Carroll Independent School District (CISD). The SROs are there to assist students, teachers and parents when classes begin as well as throughout the school year.
SROs not only provide an added layer of security on each campus but they also provide students with opportunities to learn valuable life lessons. They are positively impacting kids through anti-bullying, Internet safety, and cyber-bullying messaging. SROs also teach age-appropriate lessons such as anti-drug and alcohol messages. They also serve as positive role models and help to educate students on the importance of good decision-making and the consequences of negative behavior. We hope that you will look for opportunities to meet your child’s School Resource Officer.
From the classroom to Main Street, Southlake residents can feel very confident knowing that they live, work and play in one of the safest communities in the country – and that is due in large part to the City of Southlake and the Police Department’s commitment to public safety and excellence in customer service.
If you have questions, comments or would like to discuss any of the information presented here, we invite you to contact the Office of the Police Chief at (817) 748-8114. And as always, thank you for your continued support. Be sure to follow us