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Posted on: September 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Earning Accreditation


The Little Elm Police Department is one of the few agencies in the State of Texas to achieve accreditation through the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Best Practices Recognition Program. This designation means that the LEPD meets or exceeds all of the program’s identified best practices for Texas law enforcement.

The department first achieved its original accreditation in 2016 and has maintained its accreditation since.

"We work to stay current with changes in law enforcement, staying up-to-date on best practices and state standards," LEPD Chief Rodney Harrison said.

The TPCAF Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies across Texas work to prove their compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These best practices, developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals, to help agencies provide effective and efficient police services, reduce risks, and protect the rights of individuals.

Less than ten percent of the 2000 law enforcement agencies in the state have received this accreditation.

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