TPD News

On June 17, 2013 Cpl. Anthony Morehouse was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Officer Coty Brown was promoted to the rank of Corporal.  Sgt. Morehouse and Cpl. Brown both began their careers with Taylor Police Department on April 25, 2008.

Henry Fluck Appointed Chief of Police


The City of Taylor City Council confirmed the City Manager appointment of Henry Fluck (FLUKE) as chief of police.

Fluck is a 40 year law enforcement veteran who began his career with the City of Baltimore Police Department. Fluck then rose through the ranks of the El Paso Police Department, serving in every rank and division of that police department to include acting chief of police. Fluck retired from El Paso PD as Assistant Chief of Police in 1998 after 24 years' service and accepted the position of Chief of Police with the City of Cedar Park. Fluck retired from the Cedar Park Police Department in December 2012, after serving 12 years there as chief of police.

Fluck possesses a BA in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsyvania and a MA in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso; possesses Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Texas Police Chiefs Association.

2009 Taylor Violent Crime Rate Lowest in County

In older cities in Texas, change is often lamented as residents look back at "the good old days," of bustling downtowns, family run businesses and when the world seemed to be a kinder, gentler place.  But, all change is not bad.

With this year's Texas Department of Public Safety release of crime data (Crime in Texas), Taylor residents can see some change that is very positive! In 2009, Taylor had the lowest violent crime rate per capita in Williamson County, with a property crime rate lower than the highly touted City of Round Rock's crime data.

"This data demonstrates that Taylor is a great place to live," said Assistant City Manager Jeff Straub. "These statistics show that the Taylor Police Department in partnership with our community are doing good things; very good things!"

    violent property total index
City pop per 100k per 100k per 100k
Georgetown      52,555.00 98.94 1529.83 1628.77
Hutto      17,482.00 165.88 783.66 949.55
Round Rock    110,531.00 115.80 2507.89 2623.70
Taylor      16,394.00 61.00 2494.82 2555.81
Cedar Park      68,464.00 102.24 1434.33 1536.57
Leander      28,646.00 90.76 984.43 1075.19
Belton      18,130.00 193.05 4004.41 4197.46
H Heights      26,468.00 211.58 2912.95 3124.53
Temple      60,243.00 288.83 3587.14 3875.97
San Marcos      55,187.00 329.79 3084.06 3413.85
Brenham      15,415.00 674.67 4009.08 4683.75
source 2009 Crime in Texas Report    

New Badges, Tradition Retained

After receiving recommendations from an officer badge committee, the department has decided to purchase
new badges for police officers.  These items will be purchased with seized funds at no cost to the taxpayer.

The new badges are a modern oval shape and will retain an imprint of the tradition round, Texas star badge
that has been in service here for so long.

New Badge Designs