Police Department

Police Station

The mission of the Watauga Police Department is to provide the highest quality police services while safeguarding individual liberties and building positive community relationships. 


The City of Watauga Police Department was recently honored by the Texas Police Chiefs Association annual conference as a "Recognized Law Enforcement Agency."

On February 22, 2016, the Watauga Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.

More Information on the Texas Police Chiefs Association Recognition Program can be found here.

Statement to the Community

We are capable, caring people doing important and satisfying work for the citizens of our community. Therefore:

  • We are disciplined and reliable. 
  • We balance our professional and personal lives. 
  • We cultivate our best characteristics: 
    • Creativity 
    • Competence 
    • Enthusiasm 
    • Initiative 
    • Judgment 
    • Patience  
  • We do nothing to discredit or dishonor ourselves or our department. 
  • We enjoy work and take pride in our accomplishments. 
  • We have a positive, can do attitude.  
  • We involve our community in decisions that we make. 
  • We keep our perspective and sense of humor. 
  • We respect, care about, trust and support each other.