Georgetown Police Department

About Us

Brief History

The Georgetown Police Department began in 1948 when the City Council established the positions of Chief of Police and two patrolmen. The first patrol vehicle was purchased in that year. Up until that period of time, a City Marshal answered all calls for police protection.




Today the Georgetown Police department has a full-time staff of 89 sworn police officers, and 33 civilian support staff. Each member of the department is committed to our vision.  Our vision is stated below.

To be the standard in law enforcement through leadership, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.


Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values

“Serve with honor, protect with vigilance”



We shall carry out the vision and mission statements while utilizing the city Employee Values Statement and the following core values as our guiding principles.


We shall demonstrate the courage to do what is right, putting honesty, a sense of duty, and sound moral principles at the forefront of our decision-making. Supporting attributes include: Ethical Behavior, Honesty, Honor, Courage, and Loyalty.


We shall inspire, empower, develop and support one another to reach our fullest potential, both individually and organizationally, in order to achieve strategic goals. Supporting attributes include: Teamwork, Communication, Wisdom, Commitment, and Objectivity.


We shall be fiercely committed and highly motivated to combine our energy and expertise to achieve excellence through collaborative partnerships. Supporting attributes include: Trust, Inclusiveness, Diversity, Enthusiasm, and Sense of Humor.


We shall demonstrate respect for all regardless of circumstance, model conduct beyond reproach, and exemplify the highest standards of personal appearance. Supporting attributes include: Attitude, Dedication, Excellence, Pride, Service, Courtesy, Fairness, Compassion, Sincerity, and Empathy.


We shall individually and organizationally demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results by making sound personal choices through empowerment. Supporting attributes include: Competency, Reliability, Responsibility, Work Ethic, and Consistency.

New PD emblem - LG



The EAGLE represents power, strength, and swiftness. Its demeanor is in a constant state of vigilance.

The SHIELD represents the protective nature of law enforcement. The Shield has five stripes indicative of the Police Department’s five core values of Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Professionalism, and Accountability. The Eagle is embracing the shield in a guarded manner placing added emphasis on its importance.

The THREE STARS on the shield have a dual meaning. First, they represent the three critical dimensions necessary for organizational success: Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication. Second, they refer to the Police Department’s strategy for organizational development. The Georgetown Police Department promotes officer development in three vital areas: Knowledge (Scholar), Interpersonal Skills (Statesman), and Tactics (Warrior).

The FIVE POINTED STAR represents the Great State of Texas.

The CIRCULAR RING represents Teamwork, Unity, and Synergy. DUTY, HONOR, COMMUNITY is one of the organizational mottos.


We are a Civil Service organization.

We have a staff of 126 personnel including 104 sworn officers and a volunteer force of over 150..

We moved into a brand new 76,000 square feet Public Safety Operations Training Center (PSOTC) in February 2015.

The facility has a state-of-the-art gym with weight training equipment and cardio equipment, a padded defensive tactics room, and a separate cross-training gym.

A separate 18,000-square-foot tactical building with the capability to move walls around in order to create almost unlimited configurations to provide officers with a challenging training experience.

The tactical building has catwalks where officers in training can have a “bird’s eye view” of the training scenarios happening below them.

A slow-speed driving track and skid pad.

Spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms with private showers.

A separate garage bay with a vehicle lift for vehicle searches and evidence processing.

Three training classrooms with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. The walls can be recessed to create a grand hall.


Located approximately 25 miles north of Austin along IH 35. Only 20 minutes from Downtown Austin’s entertainment district.

According to the United States census bureau, in 2022, Georgetown is the fastest-growing city in the United States and has an approximate population of 79,000 residents.

One of the lowest tax rates in Williamson County.

Recognized as the ‘Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas’.

472 acres of developed public parks and 8.2 miles of hike and bike trails.

Home to Lake Georgetown and is within 25 miles of the Highland Lakes (Lake Travis, Lake Buchannan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, and Lake Austin)

The acclaimed Georgetown Independent School District serves just over 10,500 students with ten elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools


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