The Woodlands Township
The Township is prohibited by state statute from directly hiring law enforcement personnel (or creating a police department). The Township chooses to provide law enforcement services through Township funded contracts with Montgomery County under the supervision on the County Sheriff and Harris County through the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.
City of The Woodlands
The city would have local control of all law enforcement services. The city can establish its own central police department and provide services within the two county areas of The Woodlands, which would allow for a consistent policing philosophy throughout the community. An option would be to create a police department and continue to contract for some law enforcement services.