The League City Police Department recently earned “Recognized” status as part of the Texas Best Practices Recognition Program by the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 166 Texas law enforcement best practices. These best practices were carefully developed by Texas law enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk, and the protection of individual’s rights.
An agency that has been awarded “Recognized” status has undertaken a careful internal review of its policies, procedures, equipment, facilities, and operations. The agency must submit proof of their compliance with the standards to independent assessors. After an independent review of their written documents and proofs, a team of assessors is sent to the agency to review their operations and facilities, and to interview the department’s staff. A final report outlining the findings is sent to the recognition committee. The committee reviews the findings and votes whether or not to award “Recognized Status. Since its inception in 2006, only 100 Texas Law Enforcement Agencies have received “Recognized” status.