TCPD Receives Prestigious Award

Posted by Sherri Lewis on Feb 24, 2017
Tags: Public Safety, TCPD, Town News

Trophy Club Police Department Receives “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program.

On February 16, 2017, The Trophy Club Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. Begun in 2006, the Recognition Program evaluates a Police Department’s compliance with over 166 Best Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the protection of individual’s rights. These Best Practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations including the use of force, protection of citizen rights, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management, patrol and investigative operations.

The voluntary process required the Trophy Club Police Department to conduct a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities and operations.

Beginning in February of 2015, the department began the lengthy process to become a “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” by preparing proof of compliance for each of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Business Practices. Upon completion of the internal review, an outside audit and review was requested. This final on-site review took place on February 10, 2017. The on-site review was conducted by trained Police Chiefs from other areas across our state. The result of this review was then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Recognized” status.

On February 16, 2017, the department was notified that it had been awarded the coveted “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” award. Trophy Club is the 139th agency in the state to be so recognized. The Trophy Club Police Department has always considered itself to be one of the best in the state. This process provided for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens of Trophy Club that its Police Department is conforming to the current state of the art in law enforcement.

The actual presentation of the award will take place before the Trophy Club Town Council in March. The department will also be recognized at the Texas Police Chiefs Association annual conference in April.

More information and a description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Association website at http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org.