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Court ends law enforcement agreement with Lake Travis community

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County Commissioners Court ended an interlocal agreement with the Village of Point Venture to provide local law enforcement for the small community on Lake Travis. On July 1, Maj. William Poole of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office sent a letter to the court requesting a formal dissolution of the 10-year-old arrangement. “The agreement requires the Sheriff’s Office to provide police protection services to the Village including neighborhood patrols, traffic control, warrant services and Village ordinance enforcement including process service,” Poole explained. On Tuesday afternoon, TCSO spokesman Roger Wade told the Austin Monitor, “We had never really done any of that.” He said Point Venture officials had mutually agreed to end the arrangement. “It’s just an old interlocal (agreement) that needed to be cleaned up,” Wade said. Deputies will still patrol the village and enforce state laws, he added, assuring the Monitor that Point Venture will not descend into anarchy.

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