The Trophy Club Police Department serves approximately 12,000 citizens and has been recognized by the Texas Crime Prevention Association for its efforts in crime prevention and community involvement.
Since its formation in 1990, the Trophy Club Police Department has provided traditional law enforcement services to our community and has also provided innovative approaches to community issues through partnerships with various organizations and problem solving activities.
The Trophy Club Police Department is staffed with dedicated professionals. Trophy Club consistently has one of the lowest crime rates in Texas for towns of its size.
Organization and Staffing
The Trophy Club Police Department is a professional organization with an authorized staff of 18 full-time sworn officers, up to eight reserve sworn officers, and non-sworn employees that include the Administrative Assistant, part-time Animal Control Officer, and School Crossing Guards.
Chief’s Office consists of the Chief, Lieutenant, and Administrative Assistant.
Patrol Division is the largest Division in the Police Department with a strength of two Patrol sergeants, ten full-time patrol officers, and the current roster of reserve officers.
Criminal Investigation Division consists of one Detective sergeant, one Juvenile Detective, the Crime Prevention/Community Liaison officer, the School Resource Officer, the part-time Animal Control Officer, and the contingent of School Crossing Guards.
The Trophy Club Police Department is committed to providing exceptional services to its employees and citizens emphasizing SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY. Police employees are carefully selected, held to the highest standards, and provided with the best training available.
The purpose of a professional standards system is the pursuit of truth. We recognize the importance of protecting the community from employees who have demonstrated acts of misconduct or have shown they are unfit for law enforcement work, the need to protect employees from false allegations of misconduct, and the opportunity to periodically assess the effectiveness of our policies and procedures. We recognize that our agency’s credibility depends on the community’s confidence that we can police ourselves.
The Texas Government Code provides that a complaint regarding a peace officer’s conduct must be in writing and signed by the complainant in order to be considered by the Chief of Police. Trophy Club policy also requires that the signature of the complainant be notarized. A copy of the complaint will be provided to the officer or employee, if the investigation will not be compromised.
A person wishing to file a complaint should contact the Trophy Club Police Department in one of the following ways:
- Call the Chief of Police at 682-831-4655 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Call the non-emergency dispatch number to Denton County Sheriffs Office at 972-434-5500 after business hours and on weekends, and ask to have an on-duty supervisor contact you, or
- Complete and submit an online complaint form.
All complaints will be handled promptly. You will be interviewed by an assigned investigator.
Any person who believes that they have been subject to racial profiling by any Trophy Club Police Officer should immediately file a complaint with the on-duty supervisor or Chief of Police.
Racial profiling is defined as: any law enforcement-initiated action based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on the individual’s behavior or on information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity.
When the investigation of a complaint discloses the charges are true and should be sustained against the police employee, the department may take one of the following actions, depending on the nature of the violation:
- Coaching and Counseling
- Verbal Reprimand
- Written Reprimand
- Personal Improvement Plan
The Trophy Club Police Department is vitally interested in the welfare of all citizens, in establishing the facts regarding any reported incident and in taking action where its employees have proven derelict in their duties or are guilty of wrongdoing. If it becomes necessary for you to make a complaint, you can be assured that it will be given a fair and thorough investigation.
Filing a false complaint against a police employee is a violation of the Texas Penal Code, Section 37.02. If a person knowingly and intentionally makes a false statement under oath, or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made under oath, a person may be found guilty and punished by a fine up to $4,000, confinement in jail up to one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.
By the same token, if you have an occasion to see a police employee doing outstanding work, we encourage you to tell the employee and TCPD leadership.