Departments of Public Safety
The City of Southlake has two departments dedicated to public safety: the Fire Department and the Police Department. Together they make up the Departments of Public Safety.
Both departments office in three locations: DPS Headquarters, 600 State Street; DPS North Training Facility, 100 East Dove Road; and DPS West, 2100 West Southlake Boulevard.
The first official Fire Department was established in Southlake in 1966. It was created by the previous all-volunteer fire department which began organizing in 1965 by creating by-laws and choosing officers. The Fire department has more than 70 employees and is lead by Chief Michael Starr.