Created in 1968, the Lakeside Park and Crestview Hills Police department provides public safety services to both communities and is overseen by a Police Authority.
The Police Authority Committee provides direction and oversight of the Lakeside Park- Crestview Hills Police Authority and works in conjunction with appointees of the City of Lakeside Park . Each year, the Chairmanship of the Police Authority rotates between the two communities as does the number of members serving on the Authority (2 or 3 members each year).
The committee advises the Mayor and Council Members on issues related to public safety and actions taken by the Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills Police Authority. The Police Authority also reviews and approves police department staff performance evaluations, salary and benefits and departmental budget.