Public Safety Director Khalil El-Halabi has been with the department since 2008 and serves as first in command of the Woodway Public Safety Department. Director El-Halabi has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University and is a graduate of the 91st class of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas’ Leadership Command College. El-Halabi is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) serving on IACP’s Environmental Crimes Committee. Lastly, El-Halabi is currently working towards his PhD in Public Administration through Liberty University.

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The City of Woodway is proud to be served by a very capable and well-trained Public Safety Department, with all sworn officers cross-trained as firefighters and police officers. In the state of Texas, there is only a handful of Public Safety Departments. Woodway is served by such a force, which works tirelessly on 12-hour shifts to maintain the high expectations of our residents.

While the selection and training of this personnel is much more difficult, the benefits that accrue to the citizens in terms of officer ability and cost savings far outweigh the challenge of scheduling, recruitment and professional developments. The Woodway Public Safety Department is an excellent example of how officers can possess knowledge and skills within several fields.

If you have any concerns or complaints about crime in the City of Woodway, or would like more information about becoming a paid or volunteer police officer, please contact Public Safety Director Khalil El-Halabi. (254) 772-4470