The effectiveness of a law enforcement agency and its officers depends enormously on the relationship the agency has forged with the community it serves. Community-police relationships, like all relationships, must be based on mutual trust and respect to thrive, and seasoned law enforcement personnel know trust and respect are rooted in transparency and accountability. The Lake Worth Police Department takes a proactive role in promoting agency transparency and officer integrity by assessing community-police interactions, providing valuable employee in-service training, and maintaining open lines of public communication.
In our trust through transparency initiative, we focus on the following areas of functionality:
- Internal strategies that promote fair and impartial policing
- Collection, analysis, and publication of police-citizen contact data
- Publication of department policies and procedures
- Efficient and convenient avenues for citizens to make comments, complaints and inquiries
Policy and Procedures Manual
Click here to view the Lake Worth Police Department's policy and procedures manual.
- 2020 Racial Profiling Report
- Resident and Visitor Survey Results
- 2020 Annual Report (Text), Video Presentation
- 2019 Racial Profiling Report
Commendations, Complaints & Inquiries
Have you received excellent service from one or more of our employees? If so, we would love to hear about it! To report commendable conduct, you can:
- Report the conduct in-person at the police department, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Call our non-emergency number and ask to speak with the on-duty supervisor. Any supervisor would be happy to hear and pass-along your commendation.
- E-mail your commendation directly to our staff by clicking here.
General or supervisory complaints may be made when a person feels that a police employee has acted inappropriately. In accordance with Texas Government Code § 614.022, formal complaints must be made in writing and signed by the complainant. The department's formal complaint form can be downloaded below. Informal complaints may be made in the same manner as a commendation, which is outlined above.