About Southlake Police Department
The Southlake Police Department is committed to professionalism and transparency. Maintaining the highest standard of safety, protection, and compassion is key to a high quality of life for those that live, work and visit Southlake. Police Chief James Brandon, the leadership team, police officers and civilian staff work to protect and serve the citizens of Southlake.
The Southlake Police Department command staff is comprised of the Police Chief, the Assistant Police Chief, the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Captain, the Patrol Captain, and the Professional Standards Captain. The remainder of the 78-member department includes several Sergeants and Corporals, Patrol and Traffic Officers, a K-9 Officer, a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer, several Detectives and a Narcotics Investigator. The City also has School Resource Officers assigned to each CISD school, a Warrant Officer, and several civilian support staff members.
- 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.
We achieve our mission to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime, and enhance public safety through strong collaborative partnerships with members of the Southlake community. We are a member of a larger City team whose strategic focus includes employing the values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, Commitment to Excellence and Teamwork.
We achieve our mission to Reduce Crime; Reduce the Fear of Crime, and Enhance Public Safety through strong collaborative partnerships with members of the Southlake community. We are a member of a larger City team whose strategic focus includes employing the values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, Commitment to Excellence, and Teamwork.
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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