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.
Our police department is a professional organization, and we take great pride in providing the highest level of service possible. We are recognized as a “Best Practices” law enforcement agency by the Texas Police Chief’s Association, one of fewer than 150 such agencies in the entire state.
We strive to be professional, courteous, sincere, honest and compassionate. In addition to working to keep our city and our citizens safe, we respect the Constitutional Rights of everyone, regardless of their origin, religion, ethnicity or background.
We realize we cannot be truly effective without a strong, respectful, and trusting partnership with our community. With this collaboration in mind, our goal is to protect life and property, preserve the peace, and enforce the law.