Every officer, including the Chief of Police, serves as part of our Patrol Division. In addition to our fulltime officers, Lavon Police Reserve Officers and our newly created Police Support Staff assist in providing patrol services to the City. In most cases, the Patrol Officer will be the first point of contact for our citizens.
The Patrol Division is the primary prevention and apprehension part of our agency. The Lavon Police Department provides 24 hours a day – 7 days week coverage for the City of Lavon and the City of Nevada. Patrol Services answers calls for service; enforce traffic laws; investigate motor vehicle collisions; take criminal reports; conduct initial investigations; respond to emergencies; provide first responder care in medical emergencies; and are representatives of law enforcement to our citizens and visitors.
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is tasked with the investigations of all major crimes in the City of Lavon and the City of Nevada. Each member of CID also serves in the Administration Division, the Patrol Division or both. CID consists of the Chief, the Patrol Lieutenant and Investigators.
Lavon Police Department Crime Prevention Division handles all social media, Community Relations and Crime Prevention duties. Members also participate in community events, as well as other educational and community service activities. Examples of some Community Relations programs are: National Night Out, Halloween Patrol, Participation in the City of Lavon’s Camp 911, Community ISD’s Shattered Dreams Program, as well as the DEA National Drug Take Back Program. The Lavon Police Department is also partnered with the Lavon Area Fitting Station & SafeKids Greater Dallas to provide Child Safety Seat Checks with Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The Crime Prevention Division consists of one full-time officer, but often multiple officers & staff members help to run programs throughout the year.
The Police Records Division is open Monday through Friday 8am-12pm & 1pm 5pm. For copies of reports, police records or to contact the police administration, you may contact the Police Records Division at 972 843-4219.
The Lavon Reserve Police Officer Program utilizes sworn unpaid volunteer police officers to supplement the paid staff. Reserve Officers are licensed by the State of Texas as police officers; face the same stringent standards as paid police officers; and have the same authority as a regular paid police officer.
The Lavon Police Support Program Volunteer Unit (PSPVU) is a program division of the Police Support Program within the Lavon Police Department that utilizes non-sworn unpaid volunteer personnel to perform some duties within the department that do not require the authority of a sworn police officer. Police Support Volunteers (PSV) may be assigned to serve in the following capacities: Administrative Services Support (records); Criminal Investigative Support (CID); and Field Services Support (patrol).