Policing Model and Philosophy

Value Based Policing Model
The Highland Village Police Department’s Value Based Policing Model focuses officers’ time and attention on community policing goals and crime prevention activities through structured daily patrol activities. Officers, during their uncommitted patrol time, engage in and emphasize a wide variety of community policing and crime prevention activities, and actively seek out and take appropriate action on law violators.
Our Value Based Policing Model has been recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police with the Community Policing Award.

Community Oriented Public Safety (Cops) Philosophy
We build programs and people that support our Community Oriented Public Safety (COPS) philosophy. This means that all of our actions are directed at making Highland Village a safe and enjoyable place to live where citizens and visitors feel that they are partners with the Police Department and that they can come to us with any question, concern, or issue. The primary purpose of this partnership is to prevent criminal and safety related problems from occurring.

Officers are assigned an “Area of Responsibility” or AOR where they are responsible for all aspects of safety, security and crime prevention. They are assigned duties as a Team Leader for a group of uniformed citizen volunteers who conduct Volunteers in Patrol duties and also provide assistance at special events.