Lt. Lance Koppa serves as the Community Relations Officer for Highland Park Department of Public Safety. In this role Lt. Koppa assists with crime prevention, safety and educational presentations, Crime Watch, Park Cities Community Emergency Response Team, community welfare concerns, and is the liaison to Highland Park ISD.
In addition to community relations, Lt. Koppa is the Public Information Officer for Highland Park DPS. Lt. Koppa is a Certified Public Communicator, a post-graduate certification from Texas Christian University (TCU) in partnership with the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers. Lt. Koppa began his career with Highland Park DPS in July, 2000, and has served as a Field Training Officer, Field Training Officer Supervisor and Patrol Sergeant.
Requests for public information originate from media outlets that represent a variety of markets including print, television, radio, and online formats. The rise of "social media" has added a new component to the information highway. The position of the PIO requires Lt. Koppa to be "on-call," and accessible to both DPS personnel and representatives from the media.