Vision, Mission, Best Practices
Vision / Mission / Core ValuesVision: We are dedicated to unsurpassed Safety and Service!
Mission: The primary mission of the Lakeway Police Department is to keep our community SAFE!
Core Values: The Lakeway Police Department is a premier law enforcement agency committed to exceptional, innovative, and equitable police service to our community. We accomplish our mission utilizing a highly motivated, engaged, and technically equipped workforce.
Best Practices Recognition Program RecipientThe Texas Police Chiefs Association "Best Practices" program is a voluntary program where police agencies prove their compliance with 164 Best Practices Requirements.
On March 10, 2011 the department received its first "Recognition Status" by the Texas Police Chiefs Association.
The Texas Police Chiefs Association "Best Practices" program is a voluntary program where police agencies prove their compliance with 164 Best Practices Requirements. The program addresses the most critical police operations, including:
- Use of Force & Pursuits
- Property and Evidence Management
- Personnel Management
- Professional Standards and Conduct
- Internal Investigations
- and other critical issues.
The ultimate goal of the program is to maintain the professionalism of our police organizations, reduce risk and associated costs, improve the management and operation of our agency and finally to improve the service and enhance the protection of our Lakeway citizens.
During the program each officer and civilian employee received over 200 combined training hours in topics ranging from sexual harassment prevention, use of force, and pursuits just to name a few. The tireless efforts of each member of the department culminated on March 10, 2011 when the department received its "Recognized Status" by the Texas Police Chiefs Association.
The recognition program is good for four years at which time the agency is required to repeat the process to become "Re-recognized." In the meantime the agency must submit to the Texas Police Chief's Association an Annual Report to ensure the department is maintaining its program.
We are proud to report that we were again recognized as a "Best Practices" agency in 2015, 2019 and 2023.