Our department focuses on courtesy, professionalism, respect, and training. Lacy Lakeview is just like other cities similar in size that actively promote true community-oriented policing. We aggressively pursue proactive approaches to crime prevention, and boast a very high clearance rate on reported crimes. In addition, our employees strive to provide the best service possible, in every police function. We also strive to maintain an open line of communication with the public we serve.
Welcome! On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Lacy Lakeview Police Department I would like to thank you for visiting our website. We are a very proactive police department committed to being respectful, courteous, and professional to everyone we serve and protect. Our core values are honor, integrity, and commitment. While constantly seeking ways to improve upon the safety of our citizens, through technology and training, we strive to promote a strong transparent partnership with our community oriented style policing. As your Chief of Police, I am humbled and honored to serve this community and this department. I sincerely appreciate the support and confidence extended to me by the elected officials, the municipal management team, and residents of this city. I consider it a great privilege to work with the members of the Lacy Lakeview Police Department as they provide quality service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I ask you to join me in thanking our dedicated workforce for what they have done in the past and by supporting them now and into the future. Please feel free to contact me personally or any member of our team as we welcome your thoughts, ideas, and observations as we look forward to serving your needs.
Chief Truehitt began his law enforcement career over twenty-five years ago with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After graduating from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Special Agent Truehitt was assigned to FBI field offices in Missoula, Montana, Lubbock, Texas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport before being assigned to the FBI's Waco office in 1999. From 1999 until his retirement from the FBI, he was the Senior Resident Agent in charge of the FBI's Waco office. He also assisted the surrounding 13 counties and the Relief Supervisory Special Agent assisting in the supervision of all the FBI Special Agents and Task Force Officers (TFOs) investigating violent crime within 27 Central Texas counties. Chief Truehitt has extensive investigative and management experience in complex and sensitive high profile investigations including numerous violent bank robberies, kidnappings, child pornography, fraud, civil rights, national security, organized criminal activity and terrorism investigations.
Chief Truehitt was born in Waco but his family moved to the outskirts of Houston. Chief Truehitt graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and previously taught vocational agriculture. He also previously worked for an oil field service company. Chief Truehitt also holds a Texas Peace Officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
Chief Truehitt and his wife Barbara have been married for over 35 years and have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren. John and Barbara enjoy spending quiet peaceful moments with their animals.
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Police Fax Line: (254) 799-8790
City inspector/Code Enforcement: LT. Jerry Gerick - Extension #216
Communications and Records Supervisor: Lakenya Greathouse, Extension #211
Dispatcher: Christina Pretzman, Extension #227
Dispatcher: Sherry Harris, Extension #227
Dispatcher: Aimee Hassan, Extension #227
Dispatcher: Sarah Griffin, Extension #227
Dispatcher: Obed Alvarado, Extension #227
Dispatcher: Sheila Simons, Extension #227
Data Entry Clerk: Kim Patterson, Extension #212
Police Chief: John Truehitt, Extension #232
Lieutenant: Jennifer Watkins, Extension #864
Lieutenant: David Cummings, Extension #865
Detective: Tiffany Love, Extension #874
Patrol Corporal: Matt Overcash, Extension #868
Patrol: Jason Higgins, Extension #870
Patrol: Jared Bonner, Extension #871
Patrol: Suzann Lytle, Extension #873
Patrol: George Dillard, Extension #875
Patrol: Roy Wood II, Extension #877
Patrol: Joseph Melendez, Extension #878
Patrol: Joshua Hilliard, Extension #879
Patrol: Kardaro Klanika, Extension #880
Patrol: Amanda Leka, Extension #872
Patol: Tyler Adams, Extension #881
Patrol: Micheal Fray ext #882
Reserve: Charles Fabian, Extension #876
Animal Control: Guy Thornley, Extension #890