Public Safety

Service to Our Community

The Department currently provides public safety services to approximately 24,000-30,000 people (service dependent) within the city limits and areas adjacent to the City limits which are unincorporated areas of Denton County. The contracts for these services allow our citizens to enjoy an increased level of service and protection. 

Vision Statement

The Oak Point Police Department strives for a safe and fair City by incorporating community policing into all facets of department operations and remedy issues that create crime and disorder through relationships with our citizens by pioneering strategic innovation. 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Oak Point Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve. We work in a complex, dynamic environment which presents a multitude of challenges daily. Every decision that is made has the potential to profoundly affect lives. We have a responsibility to perform our duties with honor and integrity at the highest level. We must apply and enforce the laws of our land fairly and without prejudice. We aim to serve our city with compassion, for we only exist because of our citizens.  

Core Values

The Core Values of the Oak Point Police Department are intended to guide and inspire us in all we say and do. Making sure that our values become part of our day-to-day function, and that they help to ensure that our personal and professional behavior will be a model for all to follow.

  • Service to Our Citizens
  • Reverence for the Law
  • Commitment to Leadership
  • Integrity in All We Say and Do
  • Respect for People
  • Quality Through Continuous Improvement

Service to Our Citizens

We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing crime and the fear of crime. People in our communities are the makeup of our City. Our motto “To Protect and to Serve” is not just a slogan – it is our way of life. We will work in partnership with our citizens and do our best, within the law, to solve community issues that affect public safety. We value the great diversity of people in both our residential and business communities and serve all with equal dedication.

Reverence for the Law

We have been given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law. We must always exercise integrity in the use of the power and authority that have been given to us by the people. Our personal and professional behavior should be a model for all to follow. We will obey and support the letter and spirit of the law.

Commitment to Leadership

We believe the Oak Point Police Department should be a model for law enforcement. We also believe that each individual should be a leader in his or her area of responsibility. Making sure that our values become part of our day-to-day function is our mandate. We must each work to ensure that our co-workers, our professional colleagues, and our communities have the highest respect for the Oak Point Police Department. 

Integrity In All We Say and Do

Integrity is our standard. We are proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all our interactions. Our actions will match our words. We must have the courage to stand up for our beliefs and do what is right. 

Respect for People

Working with the Oak Point Police Department should be challenging and rewarding. Our people are our most important resource. We can best serve the many and varied needs of our communities by empowering our employees to fulfill their responsibilities with knowledge, authority, and appropriate discretion. We encourage our people to submit ideas, we listen to their suggestions and needs. We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity. 

Quality Through Continuous Improvement

We will strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our work. We can never be satisfied with the “status quo.” We must aim for continuous improvement in serving the people in our communities. We value innovation and support creativity. We realize that constant change is a way of life, and we dedicate ourselves to proactively seeking new and better ways to serve. 


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Douglas Tatu

Director | Chief of Police