Department Overview

The Southlake Police Department is committed to professionalism and transparency. Maintaining the highest standards of safety, protection, and compassion is key to a high quality of life and an outstanding business environment, as well as an exceptional destination for visitors. 

CALEA Accreditation

This commitment is illustrated by the department’s accreditation designation. Southlake PD has achieved the highest level of accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), voluntarily subjecting our policies/procedures and practices to a rigorous external review. We are committed to 

Accreditation was first achieved in 2000. Since 2015, the Police Department has held the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Gold Standard accreditation (Certificate of Advanced Meritorious Accreditation with Excellence” under the Gold Standard Assessment Process). Only a handful of law enforcement agencies in the State of Texas have achieved this level of accreditation, which requires adherence to hundreds of standards, each with more than 1,000 sub-standards. Accredited agencies are also subject to on-site assessments. Read more about our accreditation journey by clicking here.

Community Commitment

Our dedication to protecting the community takes many forms. We work closely with the local school district through a strong School Resource Officer (SRO) program. We have a robust community outreach and public education program. We work closely with local volunteers who assist us in achieving our goals. And we offer many customized programs, such as the Vacation House Watch initiative.

Our officers serve to protect the community through compassion, care, personal engagement, and accountability, and in doing so, make our community safer.

The Southlake Police Department command staff includes our Police Chief, Assistant Police Chief, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Captain, a Patrol Captain, and Professional Standards Captain. Also, seven Sergeants, a K-9 Officer, Narcotics Investigator, a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer that make up our 75 member police force and civilian staff.

  • Total authorized sworn full-time Police Officers is 62.
  • Total authorized sworn part-time Police Officers is five.
  • Total authorized full-time civilians is seven, with one part-time civilian in the Records Department.  
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