Laguna Vista Police Department is an effective, skilled and progressive organization
made up of men and women who are dedicated to living our values of Leadership,
Professionalism and Dedication. We are made up of individuals who are dedicated
and committed to improving the quality of life in our community through a spirit
of service. Our officers possess the highest standards of personal and professional
integrity, enabling them to prevent crime, enforce our laws, work as community
problem-solvers, and serve as examples to our citizens. I am proud each day to
work with such people who make a significant, positive difference in our community.
The Laguna Vista Police Department's mission is to preserve the peace and
maintain order in our City. We can best do this by working cooperatively with
other governmental agencies, businesses, the faith community, and all citizens.
Simply reacting to incidents of crime or disorder is not enough. We must form
meaningful, working partnerships with others in the community to make it a safer
better place. We call this "Community Policing."
Community Policing is a philosophy
and an organizational strategy that promotes a new partnership between people
and their police. It is based on the premise that both police and the citizens
must work together to identify, prioritize, and solve community concerns. We must
be creative and innovative as we work with neighborhoods to reduce and prevent
crime, disorder and fear. We will be relentless in our efforts to identify and
arrest criminals, and we must also be actively involved in helping our citizens
develop long-term solutions to their community problems.
The Laguna Vista Police
Department and concerned, involved citizens are making a difference. We will continue
to build on these positive relationships and accomplishments as we enter the 21st
James Harris III
Chief of Police
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