A Message from the Chief of Police
Thank you for visiting our website. On behalf of the men and women of the La Porte Police Department, welcome!
La Porte was founded on August 10, 1892, when law enforcement was carried out by a city marshal and his deputies, primarily from horseback. From those humble beginnings, the La Porte Police Department was formally established with the Office of the Chief of Police created on May 29, 1947. We are a modern, full-service police department, located in the southeast sector of the Houston metropolitan area. Our authorized strength is 82 sworn and 32 civilian positions.