Community Services Officer
Citizen-provided security camera footage is
increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to LWPD, helping establish
leads and identify perpetrators. Surveillance video recorded by cameras
owned by residents and business owners has resulted in the arrests of
numerous criminals. SafeCam is your opportunity to make the neighborhood
in which you live and work a safer place for the entire community.
Registering your camera not only helps deter crime, but assists the
Department in its overall crime prevention strategy in your
neighborhood. Click here to learn more.
The Citizen's Police Academy is a part of Lake Worth's Crime Prevention program.
The Citizen's Police Academy is an eleven-week program (that includes
graduation) designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Lake
Worth Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive consisting
of lectures, demonstrations, and tours. Each week separate areas of the
department are covered.
Instruction Includes: Community Policing, Laws of
Arrest, Search and Seizure, Criminal Investigations, Patrol Operations,
Use of Force Training, Communications, Crime Scene Processing, and
Our goal is to educate the public about the Lake Worth Police Department
and to increase rapport between citizens and police officers.
To find out when the next class is being offered or if you would like
more information contact Citizen's Police Academy Coordinator at (817)
237-1224 Ext. 310 or by email.
READY TO APPLY? Download our Citizen's Police Academy application or pick one up from the Lake Worth Police Department and return your completed application to the Lake Worth Police Department.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Citizens Police Academy Information Page
"H.E.A.T." - Help End Auto Theft
H.E.A.T. is a FREE statewide vehicle registration program administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety that helps law enforcement officials identify stolen vehicles.
A vehicle registered under the H.E.A.T. Program will display a State of
Texas H.E.A.T. decal that authorizes law enforcement officers to stop
the vehicle and verify ownership, between 1:00 am and 5:00 am, anywhere
in Texas. The vehicle may also be stopped if crossing the Texas/Mexico
WHY ENROLL? A car is stolen in Texas every five and a
half minutes. More vehicles are stolen between 1:00 am and 5:00 am than
any other time. In 2003 more than 98,000 vehicles were stolen in
Texas. In 2005, more than 93,471 vehicles were stolen in Texas. Simply
by enrolling, you make it a lot harder for a thief to drive away in
Enrolling is easy. Apply by mail:
Department of Public Safety
Texas H.E.A.T. Program
Austin, Texas 78765
Vacation House Check
As a service to the citizens of the City of Lake Worth, the Lake Worth
Police Department offers free vacation house checks. Patrol Officers
will periodically check the exterior of your home while you are away.
This service helps to deter potential burglars and provides for
additional security while your house is unoccupied.
This service is not recommended for citizens that have friends or family
that will be at the residence regularly for such things as yard work,
caring for animals or using the amenities at the residence.
If you are interested and will be on vacation for at least one week, but
not more than two weeks, you can sign-up for this service by completing
a Vacation House Check
form and returning it to Lake Worth Police Department prior to leaving
on vacation. Forms are also available at Lake Worth Police Department.
Lake Worth City Hall
3805 Adam Grubb
Lake Worth, TX 76135
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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