About Southlake Police Department
- Total authorized sworn full-time Police Officers is 65.
- Total authorized sworn part-time Police Officers is five.
- Total authorized full-time civilians is seven and one part-time civilian.
History of the Department
Incorporated in 1956, the City of Southlake has deep roots, dating back to the mid-1800s. The first settlers arrived in 1845 in what is now known as Southlake. In 1966 the Southlake Police Department was established and the town marshal was renamed the Chief of Police. The City purchased its first patrol car in 1967.
Southlake’s first police department, pictured with then-Mayor Paul Schell, included (l-r) Chief Keller Austin, Officer Lloyd Brown and Officer James Davis. (Courtesy of the City of Southlake)
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