Welcome to the Kempner Texas Police Departments. This site has been created to keep the citizens and visitors informed of current law enforcement and security issues in your community and information on city ordinances and other useful information. We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and protection to our community. One of our goals is to maintain a safe work and living environment for everyone. Additionally, the Police Department is committed to protecting and interacting with our community to enhance the quality of life for the present and the future. Persistence and Dedication will flow through our Actions, which will enhance the achievement of common goals.
To help us accomplish our goals, we encourage citizens and visitors to be alert, take appropriate safety precautions, safeguard their property, and report any crime or suspicious activity in Kempner to the Police Department. Working together we can achieve our goals and improve the quality of life for everyone in our community. Feel free to check all the links and familiarize yourself with the services provided by the police department. Share your ideas with us, please stop by or contact the department. To report any emergency, crimes, or suspicious activity, call 911. For all other methods see the "Report a Crime" section on this page.
Contact information for reporting an alleged crime. Contact any of the following authorities, 24 hours a day
Dial 911: Report emergencies or non-emergency criminal violations from a public area, university building, or cell phone
Dial (512) 932-2180: Report non-emergency requests for police services or information
Other Police Departments:
(512) 556-8255 Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office
(512) 756-8080 Burnet County Sheriff’s Office
(254) 865-7201 Coryell County Sheriff’s Office
(512) 556-6235 Lampasas Police Department
(254) 547-8222 Copperas Cove Police Department
In-Person: Contact a Kempner police officer:
Anonymous Reporting: Report information about a crime anonymously online
The Kempner Police Department is committed to providing professional police services to our citizens and visitors. The members of the department strive to meet the community's needs to the best of their ability and resources. Ever mindful of the significant levels of support and respect we receive from our citizens, the Kempner Police Department dedicates itself to fairness, respect, and honesty in our interactions with all, and to be ever vigilant in our effort to protect this fine community.
Heriberto ‘Eddie’ Rodriguez - Interim Chief of Police - HRodriguez@KempnerTX.gov
The mission of the Kempner Police Department is to maintain a safe community through collaboration, service, protection, and enforcement, achieve a collective vision of a better future and provide needed community services with the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.
Humanity: We respect life and liberty. We are empathic and inclusive, treating everyone with dignity and compassion. We understand our role as community caretakers and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.
Integrity: The Kempner Police Department is built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct. We are committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics. All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which is a part of this manual.
Professionalism: We take pride in our department. We are committed to excellence in our profession, and we maintain the highest standards of education in our field.
Honesty: We will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.
Fairness: We are committed to equal application of the law to offenders and members of the public as well as the equal application of rules and regulations to all members of the department.
Courage: We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage needed to accomplish our mission.
Going on vacation and want an extra level of security while you're away? The Kempner Police Department is willing to send extra patrols to neighborhoods while homeowners are away. Officers look for signs of unusual activity or suspicious persons.
Contact us at (512) 932-2180 to have your home placed on Vacation Watch or print a Vacation Watch Form online and bring it to Kempner City Hall. Forms are also available at the City Hall anytime.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
The complaint process is designed to deal with each case factually and fairly. Citizens who file complaints are treated respectfully, and their accusations are taken seriously. All complaints are investigated thoroughly, and all findings are based on impartial evidence gained during the investigation. However, many complaints can be explained satisfactorily by a visit or telephone call to the employee's supervisor, usually the sergeant for officers. The supervisor will talk with you about your complaint and try to resolve it. The chief of police will review and follow up with your complaint should it not be resolved by an immediate supervisor.
SUBMITTING A COMPLAINT
Formal external allegations that assert misconduct, not criminal in nature, must be received by the department within 45 days of the act, or when the complainant can show good cause for not making the complaint within the specified time limit. The determination of good cause shall be the sole judgment of the chief of police. Allegations of misconduct that are criminal in nature will be received within their respective statute of limitations period, as specified in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
When possible, formal allegations of misconduct received from external sources will be reduced to writing, signed by the complainant, and notarized. A notarized Department form describing Texas Penal Code Section 37.08 (False Report to a Peace Officer or Law Enforcement Employee) and the Texas Government Code Section 614.021-.023 (Subchapter B. Complaint Against Law Enforcement Officer or Fire Fighter) will be attached to the written complaint.
Anonymous allegations of misconduct, whether verbal or written, will be accepted; however, an anonymous allegation will be investigated only at the Chief's discretion or if it involves an alleged felony or Class A or B misdemeanor. All complaints will be dealt with in the same manner. Formal Complaints will be responded to in writing once the investigation is completed.