Liberty Hill Police Department
From traffic enforcement to preventive patrols, experienced law enforcement officers are working with residents and businesses to keep neighborhoods safe.
Under the leadership of Police Chief Randy Williams, a six-member team of law enforcement officers in the Liberty Hill Police Department patrol the 2.2 square miles of Liberty Hill and respond to emergency calls.
As a lifelong resident of Liberty Hill, Williams was the natural choice to serve as the city’s first police chief when the department was created in 2006. Personally and professionally committed to keeping a protective watch over the community of his upbringing, Williams built a department of professionally trained officers who share his commitment.
He holds a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). He also has earned a TCOLE Instructor Certification, a TCOLE Firearms Instructor Certification, a National Radar Operator Certification and more than 2,000 hours of additional law enforcement training.
Williams is also a K-9 officer. He and his K-9, Roady, first certified on the detection of narcotics with the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association in June 2009 when Roady was six months old.
For almost 22 years, Williams has worked as a peace officer in Williamson County. Before becoming Liberty Hill’s chief, he served 10 years with the Pct. 2 Constable’s Office leaving at the rank of Lieutenant. He also served as a reserve officer with Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.
Committed to helping officers keep the community safe, local businesses have made significant donations to the department in recent years. Pedernales Electric Cooperative and Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the department a grant to go toward the purchase of a new patrol vehicle. Liberty Hill Towing and The Liberty Hill Independent newspaper paid for body cameras for officers and cloud storage for videos. And Leander-based LaRue Tactical donated automatic patrol rifles.
Williamson County Emergency Services District #4
Maintaining a fast, professional response is key in an emergency. Responding to the public safety needs of a fast-growing community will continue to be a challenge for Liberty Hill first responders.
Williamson County Emergency Services District #4 provides fire and emergency medical services for a fire district that spans more than 130 square miles. With one fire station on Loop 332, fire officials say maintaining fast response times to a growing population is the challenge as new subdivisions are developed.
The Liberty Hill fire district extends west of Georgetown to the Williamson County line, to the San Gabriel River in Leander, to north of County Road 254, which provides an overlay for the entire city of Liberty Hill. The department provides emergency services around the clock with a staff of nine full-time fire fighters, six part-time fire fighters and some volunteers.
In response to projected growth on the eastern edge of the fire district, Lincoln and ESD Commissioners say the need for a second fire station around Ronald Reagan Blvd. north of State Highway 29 is imminent. Adding a fire station to serve the eastern side of the fire district, will help reduce response times to what will soon be the most heavily populated area.
The WCESD #4 is a taxing district created by voters intended to provide an improved level of emergency response over the volunteer fire department that served the Liberty Hill area for decades. The ESD is overseen by a Board of Commissioners appointed by County Commissioner Cynthia Long, Pct. 2, and the Commissioners Court. The daily work of fire fighters and EMS responders is managed by Fire Chief Anthony Lincoln.
Lincoln was promoted from Battalion Chief to Fire Chief in April 2014 after serving six years with the department. He has spent 36 years in the fire service, which included nine as fire chief at Georgetown Fire Department before coming to WCESD #4.
Currently serving on the Board of Commissioners are Sandra Taylor, president; Todd Jackson, James Crabtree, Dan Clark and James Baker. All commissioners reside inside the Liberty Hill fire district.