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Meet the Lakeway Police Department

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Lieutenant Ricky Gavit

rickygavit@lakeway-tx.gov

Ricky Gavit currently serves as a Lieutenant for the Lakeway Police Department. Ricky began his law enforcement career with the Lakeway Police Department in July of 2001. During his time in Lakeway, he has served the department in numerous positions from patrol officer to detective prior to his promotion to Lieutenant in March 2017. 

As a Lieutenant with the Lakeway Police Department Ricky is responsible for Patrol, Special Operations, and the Reserve divisions of the agency. Ricky is the lead firearms instructor for the agency and teaches many other classes to both the police department, and the public. 

Ricky is a graduate of Austin Community College where he earned his associates degree in Criminal Justice, and is currently pursuing his bachelor degree from Tarleton State University.

 

Ricky is an honors graduate of the Austin Police Department Leadership Academy, and a Trilogy award recipient from FBI-LEEDA. Ricky holds a Master Peace Officer license through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Ricky holds many other instructor certifications to include Master Firearms Instructor through the International Association Law Enforcement Firearms, and is a Tactical Firearms Instructor through the NRA. 

Ricky and his wife Monica have been married for 16 years have, and have three children. He enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with his family.        

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Lieutenant David Law

davidlaw@lakeway-tx.gov

David Law currently serves as a Lieutenant with the Lakeway Police Department.  Lt. Law has held his current position for 3 years.  He supervises two of the four Patrol Shifts and the Criminal Investigation Unit.  Lt. Law also serves as the assistant Emergency Operations Officer for the City of Lakeway.  Lt. Law began his Law Enforcement career of some 33 years with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in December of 1987 and retired in 2017.  While employed by the Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Law served as a Deputy assigned as a patrol officer and then a motorcycle officer.  He promoted to Detective where he was assigned to Burglary, Auto Theft, and Major Crimes.   He then promoted to Sergeant where he worked in Special Operations, Narcotics, and Patrol.  During his time at the sheriff’s office, Lt. Law led the Sheriffs Response Team deployment to other cities and states for hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike.

Lt. Law is a Trilogy award recipient from FBI-LEEDA, a Law Enforcement Instructor, and a Firearms Instructor.  He holds a Masters Peace Officers license and has 3102 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement training hours.

Lt. Law has been a resident of the Lake Travis area since 1974.  He attended Dripping Springs High School, Texas A&M University, and Austin Community College.  David enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing golf.  Lt. Law has been a member of River City Scholarship Barbeque Team for the past 20 years and is still involved in that nonprofit organization, as well as Special Olympics.    

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Comm. Director Barbi Stuart

barbistuart@lakeway-tx.gov

My name is Barbi Stuart I am 50 years old and have been a police/911 dispatcher for 26 years. Mother of 2 great kids a son Kyle 24 and daughter Kaitlyn 22.   I started my career with the Beaumont Police Department as a Call taker/dispatcher.  After my first year of employment I was asked to be field training officer in the dispatch office.  I trained many dispatchers as well as officers in my career.  From there I became a shift supervisor for the department which I held until 2009 when our department went to a combined dispatch and I was promoted to assistant manager until I retired in 2014 after 20 years with the department.  In my 20 years of service with Beaumont Police I worked through many ups and downs that come with the job.  I worked to help find missing children, talk several distraught people from wanting to hurt themselves, deliver babies and worked through so many hurricanes I cannot name them all. Handled mass shooting at the county courthouse and had to bury several of my co-workers friends in blue that were killed in the line of duty. 

After I retired I took some much needed time off and relaxed and spent time with my kids before I realized I missed the job and went back to work with my hometown police department, Nederland Police.  There I was a dispatcher for 5 years and responsible for dispatching police, fire, ems for 3 cities Nederland, Port Neches, Groves.  My proudest moment while working for Nederland Police was the saving of a disabled child that was left home alone with his young brother and the house caught fire.  Along with my partner and the great work of the officers and firemen on scene we were able to rescue the children and they are still alive today.  I also worked 2 hurricanes while there and the horrible TPC explosion my last 2 weeks with this department. 

I am now with the Lakeway Police department and proud to be here.  I am learning this community has a true love for their first responders and am so happy to find my new home here. 

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