City of Smithville Police Department

Smithville has long been called "the best kept secret in Texas", but it has never been a secret to those of us who live in this beautiful community. It is located in historic central Texas, and is one of the finest and safest towns in Texas. We are proud of our community and we think our pride shows in every corner of Smithville. The Smithville Police Department is committed to continuing our tradition of public excellence in service to this community. SPD maintains an "Open Door" policy, and welcomes comments and inquiries from all.
We hope you find this website informative and useful. The resources on this page are designed to provide you with up-to-date information regarding your Police Department and community crime prevention efforts. We welcome your comments and suggestions for improving this site.

Smithville PD Services

Close Patrol

If you or someone you know is going to be out of town and would like a police patrol to monitor your building while you are out, you can fill out a close patrol request form. A close patrol is when the police check your building while you are gone to make sure nothing is out of the ordinary. The patrol will go by at least every 2 hours for each day that you are gone.

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Bicycle Registration

The Smithville Police Department can provide registration service for your bicycle. This registration greatly improves the chances of recovering your bicycle if it is stolen. To register your bike, print and fill out the form for bike registration, and then take the form and your bicycle to the Smithville Police Department to complete your registration. You can download the file below (right click - Save As)

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Smithville PD Spotlignt

Alerts and Bulletins

City of Smithville Tax Rate

Download the Notice of City of Smithville Tax Rate Proposal.


Drinking Water Lab Results

 Results from lab on February 20, 2014.


Smithville's 2013-14 Fiscal Year Budget Released

The Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget for the City of Smithville, in effect from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, provides details on property tax rates, long-term debt obligations, the General Fund, Utility Fund and expenses for the city's 16 departments. 


Community Police Center

The new Community Police Center, which is located at 136 Bluebonnet in Smithville, is being reconditioned. It was formerly used by the library as a location to store items, as well as hold tutoring programs.

It is primarily used for the police agencies of Bastrop County to meet and discuss police business.

Complaint Procedure

How To File a Complaint

Your Smithville Police Department is dedicated to providing the best public service to all of Smithville’s citizens. Your police employees are carefully selected and given the best training possible in order to provide this service. However, you may have an occasion to lodge a complaint about the actions of a member of the Smithville Police Department. In order to be responsive to you, we are providing the following information about how complaints are made, how they are investigated, and the final outcome of your complaint.