Department Overview

VPD Overview

  • Full service Police Department with Public Safety Dispatch and City Detention Facility 
  • 33 Sworn Officers
  • 9 Communication Officers
  • 2 Civilian Records, 1 Animal Care Officer

Highland Village is located in Denton County just north of Dallas and Fort Worth on Lake Lewisville.  Our city is approximately 5.5 square miles in size with a population of 16,500. Highland Village is primarily residential with a growing affluent commercial shopping district, including a modern Wal-Mart, AMC Theaters, and many others. We are a quality family oriented community with a top ranked city parks and school system.

Nationally Recognized Awards and Policing Model

HVPD is an accredited agency with the Texas Police Chief's Association, recipient of multiple state and national community policing awards and has consistently been ranked one of the safest cities in North Texas. HVPD hires exceptional people interested in maintaining our low crime rate and delivering our highly service oriented valued-based policing model.  This model focuses patrol attention on crime prevention and encourages officers to actively seek and engage in opportunities that involve positive interactions with our citizens.  Officers are assigned an “Area of Responsibility” or AOR where they are responsible for all aspects of safety, security and crime prevention. 

Field Operations Division

  • 12-hour shifts with rotating three day weekends off.
  • Officers typically work 84 hours in each two week pay period, which includes working a 12 hour shift on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during one week of the pay period, and Wednesday and Thursday in the other week. 

Latest Technology and Equipment

  • Sig Sauer P320 9mm caliber Handguns with Weapon Mounted Lights
  • Colt AR15 Patrol Rifles and Mossberg Tactical Shotguns
  • OC and Taser 7 CQ
  • Axon Body 3 Body Worn Cameras
  • Rifle Rated Body Armor
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Axon training system
  • Late Model Police Interceptor SUV's
  • Axon Fleet 3 Mobile Video Systems with Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR)
  • In-Vehicle 911 Call Monitoring (Listen in and Playback)
  • Getac Mobile Data Computers
  • Brazos Technology Electronic Citation Writers integrated into Department Cell Phones
  • Kustom Signals Raptor Radar and LIDAR systems
  • Thermal imaging devices, Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s).  
  • Speed Trailer and Sky-Watch Observation Tower.