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Welcome to the Cedar Park Police Department Victim Services Division page.  We invite you to read on to learn more about what we do and who we are.  We also encourage you to reach out to us if we can be of help.

The Cedar Park Police Department Victim Services Division is committed to protecting the rights and providing services to victims of ciolent crime.  Our primary goal is to minimize the trauma that can occur as a result of a criminal act.  We work with victims to address those issues through crisis intervention, advocacy, education and information referral. 

A Victim's Advocate is on call 24/7 every day of the year.  These Advocates are Cedar Park citizens who have been trained to provide comprehensive and immediate support to survivors of domestic/family violence, adult and child sexual assault, child/elder abuse, stalking, assault, homicide, suicide, and crisis intervention.  We understand that crime and violence affects individuals, families and survivors in a variety of ways.  In order to meet those needs, we offer numerous types of services, resources/referrals and information. 

We would like to hear from you if you have questions or are seeking services and support.  Please contact the Cedar Park Police Department Victim Services Coordinator:

               Elizabeth Knapp, at (512) 260-4656 or via email at


  • Crisis Counseling
    • We can assist with immediate emotional and physical concerns following a violent crime.  We can also connect you with longer term in-depth counseling services should you choose. 
  • Social Service Referrals
    • We can provide access to emergency housing, medical care (emergency and non-emergency), food, financial assistance, counseling and language interpretation services.   
  • Transportation
    • A Victim's Advocate will be available to provide transportation on the night of the trauma and during follow up appointments with the Victim Services Division.
  • Forensic Interviews
    • If your children require a forensic interview, we have staff who are available to accompany you to the Children's Advocacy Center and to provide transportation to and from the facility as needed. 
  • Advocacy, Information and Support
    • We will provide you with information about your legal rights as a victim..  An Advocate will also provide support throughout the investigative process and will connect you with appropriate resources that match your needs.  Additionally, the Victim Services Division can provide updates to you about your case. 

Become a Victim Service Advocate:

As a Victim Service Advocate, you will have an opportunity to develop a rapport with victims of family/domestic assault, sexual assault and child abuse in order to provide emotional support and guidance following an incident.  You may respond on scene, to a hospital or be called to the Police Department to act as an advocate.  You may also accompany victims to court and chaperon child victims to forensic interviews. 

This volunteer position requires that you be empathetic, sincere, hardworking and dedicated to serving your community alongside sworn members of the Department.  You will serve as an advocate once a week (either overnight or during the day) and must be available to be on call during the weekend (Saturday morning to Sunday night) approximately once a month. 

In order to apply, you must be 18 years old or older, be available to respond to a call within 45 minutes, and have your own transportation and phone.  We also consider bilingual skills a big plus!

If you would like to move forward, please submit an application and release (both are required and must be signed) to our Cedar Park Police Department Victim Services Coordinator: 

                    Elizabeth Knapp, at (512) 260-4656 or via email at 


Last updated: 10/13/2015 12:07:51 PM