The La Vega Police Department is here to protect our students. La Vega Independent School District operates its own police force with 2 officers and one truancy officer. The police department was created in 2003 to address school safety and curb in-school crime. Joining the ranks of more than 100 Texas school districts that have their own police departments, the benefits of our officers on each campus helps reduce campus crime but also increases positive relationships and role models.
La Vega ISD PD has a four pronged approach to school-based law enformcement.
1. Reactive - This is when the deparment ivestiages a past criminal offense and takes appropriate action.
2. Pro-active - Having a presence on each campus daily provides officers and students opportunities to build relationships and take steps to prevent offenses from occuring.
3. Education - The department provides educational programs to students about truancy, drugs, and alcohol issues throughout the year.
4. Assistance - The department is there for those in need to find treatement programs for at-risk students and support the 3100 plus students and 600 plus employees.
La Vega Police Department
901 Maxfield St.
Waco, TX 76705