ABOUT THE LVCPD
LVCPD was created March 2013 and is funded through a parcel fee collected annually with your property tax. The annual fee is currently $200 per parcel. It was created to aid in crime prevention and to enhance the safety and security of district residents by providing for an increase in the presence of law enforcement personnel.
FUNDING: When voting to approve a crime prevention and security district, residents agree to a maximum per parcel charge for funding the district. LVCPD is funded through a parcel fee which means all residents benefit equally from the additional security the district provides and therefore each pay the same amount. The City remits the monies collected directly to a district’s board. For districts that are funded through a parcel fee, the City retains one percent of the amount collected as a collection fee.
COMPOSITION: The Lake Vista Crime Prevention District is made up of seven members. Board positions are four-year terms. The board of directors of the LVPOA appoints two members; The state representatives who represent the area which comprises the district appoint two members; The state senators who represent the area which comprises the district appoint two members; and the council member who represents the area which comprises the district appoints one member.
CURRENT LVCPD BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:
PRESIDENT - CHARLES BLANCHARD
TREASURER - NINA ENGLISH
SECRETARY - GLORIA MOORE
COMMISSIONER - JESSICA HARDIE DAVIDSON
COMMISSIONER - CHIP MANN
COMMISSIONER - KIMBERLY O'BRIEN
COMMISSIONER - BILL SETTOON
BUDGET: The district’s board of commissioners creates a budget for spending for the money collected from residents. Most funds are used for police patrols and related security costs such as cameras.
PUBLIC MEETINGS: Meetings are held quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of following months: January, April, July and October. These meetings are held in the Lake Vista Community Center located at 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd. on the 2nd floor.
PATROL SERVICES: We are in contract with the Orleans Levee District Police for additional security details in Lake Vista. This detail is in addition to the NOPD 3rd District and OLDPD regular coverage of Lake Vista.
THE STATUTES THAT GOVERN THE LVCPD FROM CREATION TO OPERATION AND OTHER DEATILS CAN BE VIEWED AT