Montgomery Count Sherriff's Office (MCSO) and Harris County Constables (HCC) provide the primary law enforcement services in The Woodlands through expanded paid service contracts that provide for a higher level of patrol services than would be otherwise provided.
MCSO utilizes a community policing approach where deputies are assigned to specific zones or neighborhoods. Panther Creek is Zone 2. As part of this approach the sheriff maintains a liaison officer who is typically present at monthly village association meetings to discuss any community issues and concerns.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) (State Troopers) – Due to the unincorporated nature of the Woodlands Community, vehicle accident investigations are conducted by the TxDPS.