Views of the Neighborhood – The New Lakeway Police Station

Last weekend the new Lakeway Police headquarters had it’s grand opening. Of course, the Producer and I could not miss the event. The station is a great example of Texas Hill Country architecture. I took tons of photos and culled them down to those presented here. There are still quite a few and I hope you won’t be bored.

Lakeway Police

Hard to capture the whole building. This will give you an idea.

Although it was threatening rain many folks showed up.

The view of the main entrance.

The tour line has formed. A few sprinkles have begun.

Hot dogs and donuts (of course)

This is the training room and situation room in an emergency. Yes it is big.

A shot of the front desk. (behind glass)

The Chief of Police office.

The daily briefing room.

Since the force operates on a 24/7 basis a food prep station is needed.

Before entering the interrogation area, Officers place their weapons in these lockers.

A conference room.

The 911 call center which serves Lakeway and Bee Cave communities.

The interior of a holding cell. All suspects are transfered to the county jail after processing so they don’t stay for long.

A cell door.

The drunk tank testing room.

A bench where a suspect is placed until transport can be arranged. The cuff pretty much guarantees the suspect will stay put.

The crime lab where evidence is prepared to be sent to the state for processing.

One of two brand new Harleys for the motorized team.

The walks are lined with dedication opportunities. Pictured are the officers of the Police union.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. As you can see the community is proud of it’s police department and have funded the best for them.

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  1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Great tour and a nice facility!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  2. Place looks really cool. So, are the walkway stones of current or former members? I thought it was a memorial when I first looked at it.

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    1. These are former. You can buy a paver and put your name or a memorial on it.

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  3. Looks very modern. The daily briefing room looks comfy! Looks like the reclining seats at my local cinema.

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    1. I know right? The seats accomodate all the equipment around the officers waist. Thanks, Steve,

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  4. Great tour, John. I work for the police department and they have a five story building. It’s quite different, but I suppose they both serve the same function, to keep our community safe. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. This is like a five story building layed out on one floor. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. What a great place, So modern and clean. I’ve never heard of any tours of police stations in the UK, but I can tell you they are nothing like the one in Lakeway, John. The chief’s office looks like the kind of place I could happily write.

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    1. I thought the same thing about the Chief’s office Hugh. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Always great to show support of our first responders!!

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    1. I think so too. Thanks, GP

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  7. Really nice and constructed for today’s police needs. I recently saw the new one in Durham and got to participate in a situation drill – it’s done on a screen but you have to respond and the video responds to what you do (taser, talk down, or shoot).

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    1. Sounds like a tense experience, Noelle. Thaks for sharing.

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  8. Thanks for the tour , the new police facility looks great. I worked as a nurse in a city watch house for many years.

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    1. Thank you, Ally. You must have a lot of stories about that experience. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. You’re welcome John. I do have many stories about my experience working there. To be honest in all my years of working in hospitals, and clinics the watch house was the safest ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great tour, John. The police station is quite impressive, a point of pride I suspect. Have a fantastic day!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a great day as well.

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  10. Good that youโ€™re seeing it during a tour, John and not mentioning the GoFundMe page for your bail. Thanks for bringing us along.

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    1. Ha haha. Always like a two way tour. In and out. ๐Ÿ˜

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  11. I nearly spit out my coffee when I got to the “intoxilizer.” I had no idea what that was. Now I do: an intoxilizer is a device for breath-testing for alcohol. But all the entries I found online spell the word “intoxilyzer.” Maybe you could get hired as your police department’s copy editor!

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    1. Ha ha ha. My post had so many typos I doubt I could qualify. The line under this room was incomplete as well. Thaks, Linda. (I fixed them. I think.)

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  12. I had an entirely different idea of how you came to include the PD in your tour of the neighborhood. As in, โ€œThis is the handcuff I wore while awaiting transfer.โ€ Itโ€™s a nice looking facility. The Chiefโ€™s office is kind of spartan, but they gave a little extra to the officers in their briefing room.

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  13. Thank you for the wonderful tour. It’s all shiny and brand-spanking new – hope it stays that way!

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  14. Wow! State of the art, for sure. The intoxilizer (sp?) room certainly is an interesting area. The walkway almost looks like granite or marble. Love the police logo with the sailboat. Thank you for the tour, John.

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  15. An unexpectable place for a visit, dear John! Great tour making you feel sure that your life is on guard. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the kitchen is very stylish.

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    1. Thanks, Maria.

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  16. It is nice that so many people came out for the grand opening.
    Great to see support for the men and women in blue.

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    1. Yes it is Andrew.

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  17. A good looking police headquarters, John. Local people must have good relationship with the police department. We have ours very soon. The city departments just played musical chairs. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. We do have a good relationship. Small town kind of thing. Thanks. Miriam

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      1. You’re welcome, John. Our city is not big compared with the neighborhood. There was a talk about using the sheriff to save money, but of course the police department wanted to stay!!

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  18. This is one cool cop crib!

    I’m thinking our favorite author was sniffing out clues for his Wednesday tilt.

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    1. Ha ha ha. It was a gret tour for sure.

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      1. Looks like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Cheers to the community addition. Is the recent blast of horrible weather impacting you?

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    1. Oh ues. We have had a month’s worth of rain in the first two weeks of May. Still more coming,

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      1. I know right?

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  20. Nice tour, John – everything’s so clean and shiny.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Teri

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  21. Your community certainly values its police — what an interesting tour and a beautiful place to work. I especially like the Chief’s view!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  22. Good tour! The briefing room sure looks comfy!

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    1. It does. Thanks, Deborah.

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  23. A wonderful tour of a spectacular facility, John.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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  24. Looks like a beautiful building. My husband was a police chief for 23 years before retiring a couple of years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Wow. That is a big deal. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love their logo.
    It would be a pleasure to be arrested there.
    Though I ‘d still sob like a little girl.

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    1. Me too. I enjoyed the two way tour

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