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The Smithville Police Association is a non-profit organization that provides programs for the citizens in our community. We are looking for a few good people to join our organization to benefit the community of Smithville. Applications can be picked up at the Police Department or downloaded from the website. For questions and application drop-off, contact Police Department.
SPA Board Members:
- Greg Stewart: President
- Mike Maugere: 1st Vice President
- Jadwin Hubbard: Treasurer
- David Repka: Director
For more information, or if you would like to donate, sponsor or volunteer to any of the programs below, please contact the Smithville Police Department at (512) 237-3228.
Blue Santa is dedicated to providing toys and needed clothing to as many underprivileged children in the Smithville area. We are only able to provide this valuable service, thanks to our generous sponsors and through private donations.
Blue Santa Events - Each year, Blue Santa Smithville sponsors events to gather toys, clothing and donations for the year’s distribution. The events include a Bike Drop, Chamber Mixer, and Toy barrels. We encourage the community to participate in the wrap night that occurs just before we distribute the gifts to the community.
Every year just before Easter, the Blue Bunny program provides candy and plastic eggs to be gathered in an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. The event is open to all children in the community and is usually held at the gazebo downtown. The event is topped off with a visit from the Easter Bunny, who is always willing to pose for a picture with your child. The event takes the support of the whole community.
Citizen Police Academy
Designed to increase the understanding of the Police Department's operations. Students will learn from department personnel who are experts in the areas of K-9, narcotics, major crimes, patrol and traffic laws, firearms and other related fields. All students will participate in practical demonstrations during the Academy session. Students will gain an overall knowledge of the Smithville Police Department, how we are organized, how we serve the community, and how we respond when citizens call. We encourage people of all ages over 21 years to attend.
Instructors are drawn from all levels of the department. Students will meet the Chief of Police, managers, supervisors, patrol officers, detectives, dispatchers, and other department employees. We encourage students to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues. A major goal of the Citizens' Police Academy is to increase understanding between our citizens and the Police Department, and to enhance the strong relationship, which already exists.
Citizen Police Alumni
This is an organization that is made up of devoted citizens that want to make a difference in the community. This group is comprised of graduates from the citizen’s police academy. The Alumni assist the Smithville Police Department with future classes, community events and fund raisers.
Smithville has joined Bastrop County in the Bluebonnet Crime Stoppers. You can call Bluebonnet Crime Stoppers at (979) 567-4343. Crime Stoppers can pay individuals for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a wanted subject. You can submit local information about any crime by calling (512) 237-3228 or submit information anonymously to Crime Stoppers on the Bluebonnet Crime Stoppers site.
This program is a service to the community and the Smithville Police Officers. Local clergy volunteer there time and serve the community in local hospitals, nursing homes and private homes. The clergy also serve the Smithville Police Officers in time of loss or major incidents.
Smithville Night Out
National Night Out is a nationwide event coordinated by law enforcement and emergency personnel throughout the country and has thousands of participants. Locally known as Smithville Night Out and held on the first Tuesday in October, citizens are encouraged to participate in a concerted effort to reduce crime and organize neighborhood watch programs. Citizens can host block parties in their neighborhoods which will be visited by FIRE, EMS, and Police Department members who can answer any questions relating to neighborhood safety concerns or starting watch groups. The departments also allow access to emergency vehicles and bring treat bags for the children in attendance. It’s a lot of fun and great way to meet your neighbors and emergency services personnel.
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