The Little Elm Police Department was recently re-recognized as one of the few agencies in the State of Texas to achieve accreditation through the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Best Practices Recognition Program.
The department first received its accreditation in 2016, and recertification is every four years.
The honor is high, as the designation means that the LEPD meets or exceeds all of the program’s identified best practices for Texas law enforcement.
"We believe it is critical to our mission of keeping the public safe to stay aware and up-to-date on the best practices in law enforcement," LEPD Chief Rodney Harrison said.
The TPCAF Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies across Texas can show their compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These practices were developed to help agencies provide effective and efficient police services, reduce risks, and protect individuals’ rights.
Less than ten percent of the 2000 law enforcement agencies in Texas have achieved this accreditation.