Community Policing

Schertz Police Department
Special Projects Office
1400 Schertz Parkway
Building 6
Schertz, TX 78154



Officer Helen Lafitte
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Child Seatbelt InspectionsHome & Business InspectionsNeighborhood WatchAuto Theft PreventionCitizen's Police AcademyCPA Alumni Association

Special Projects Office

Special Projects Office branch of Support Services of the Schertz Police Department. The duties involve providing crime prevention and safety resources to the community through programs, presentations, and information. The Special Projects office also serves as a communication source to the community in addressing crime and safety concerns and the development of new/innovative crime prevention and safety initiatives for the community.


Attached to the Support Services Division and reporting directly to Assistant Chief of Police Marc Bane is the Special Projects Officer, Officer H Lafitte. Officer Lafitte is in charge of the Citizens Police Academy, Explorer Group, and Crime Prevention. Officer Lafitte is normally available M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, but can adjust her shift to accommodate special groups such as Neighborhood Watch Programs and Home Owners Association meetings.





Providing crime prevention, safety, and community relations in making the community of Schertz a safe, secure, place to live and work.


Child Seatbelt Inspections

The Special Projects office is involved in child passenger safety. Child passenger safety seat inspections are provided through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Child Passenger Safety program. The office also provides child passenger safety resources to the community and participates in area wide inspections events.


Home & Business Inspections

The Special Projects office provides a home security inspections, which can qualify the homeowner for a reduction in their homeowner’s insurance. A comprehensive home, or business, security assessment is also available which provides recommendations for security measures involving various aspects/areas of security.


Neighborhood Watch

The Special Projects office is involved in promoting the Neighborhood Watch program, a neighborhood based crime prevention program, which encourages active participation by the residents in watching out for and reporting criminal activity.


Auto Theft Prevention

The Special Projects office is involved auto theft prevention through involvement in a statewide auto theft prevention program. In the program vehicles are registered and identified by a sticker. Through the registration Law Enforcement is given the authority to stop the vehicle, during the nighttime hours, in verifying that the owner of the vehicle is aware of its whereabouts.