Maurice Moore Building - 3800 Hudson Bend Road, Austin, Texas 78732 (Map)
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office embraces the philosophy of Community Policing. With this strategy, officers patrol the same districts during their tour of duty in an effort to become familiar with the people and the surroundings.
This style of policing allows the officers and the citizens to form a partnership that not only addresses crime, but also has a positive impact on quality of life issues.
The West Command Center was opened in late 2001 at the intersection of FM 620 and Hudson Bend Road. It is responsible for law enforcement in the western half of the county. The dividing line generally is Interstate Highway 35. Their territory includes Lake Travis and the surrounding area.
Specialized Units that operate out of the West Command include Lake Patrol, Sheriff’s Underwater Rescue Team (SURT), Driving While Intoxicated Unit, School Resource Officers (SRO’s), Motors and a 24-hour Patrol Division. These units are supported by a Criminal Investigations Division with five detectives which, conducts follow-up investigations for most property crimes in the area, as well as some lesser assault-type crimes.
This area of the county includes the beginning of what is referred to as the Texas Hill Country. The terrain generally includes high limestone cliffs and various creek beds. Lake Travis and the Colorado River dominate the center of their area.
The population of the unincorporated areas of this part of the county is approximately 80,651 (2010 Census). The racial breakdown includes: 87% white, 1% Black, 9% Hispanic and 2% Asian.
Incorporated cities within this jurisdiction include: Bee Caves, Lakeway, Lago Vista, Rollingwood, Westlake Hills, Sunset Valley and Jonestown. Villages include Briarcliff, Point Venture and Volente.