Police Department

City Of Port Lavaca Police Department

Contact The Police Department

James Martinez
Police Chief
202 North Virginia
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Phone: 361-552-3788
Chief Chief James Martinez

A Message From The Chief:

Your Police Department consists of a diverse group of outstanding individuals who work consistently to provide policing services to our community.  The unique policing environment present in Port Lavaca has helped to shape a team of professionals who are capable of dealing with the most difficult of policing problems, while at the same time maintaining a professional relationship with the community founded on mutual trust and respect.  As you explore this site and become familiar with each section of the department and its capabilities, I know that you will find the information useful.  Additionally, my hope is that you will begin to see why I am proud to serve with the talented men and women of the Port Lavaca Police Department.

Chief James Martinez

Agency Mission and Values:


To protect and preserve the rights of the people and serve the citizens of Port Lavaca; to treat all people with the fairness, respect, and dignity through professionalism, open and honest communication, loyalty, integrity, courage, and ethical behavior.

Core Values


The Port Lavaca Police Department is built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct. We are committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics. All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.


We will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.


We are committed to equal application of the law to offenders and members of the public as well as the equal application of rules and regulations to all members of the department.


We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage needed to accomplish our mission.


We understand our role as community caretakers, and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.