WAXAHACHIE — Hard work and dedication of the Waxahachie Police Department was highlighted at Monday night meeting of the Waxahachie City Council meeting.
The department, for the second time, received recognition from the Texas Police Chiefs Association for maintaining high standards in the way it provides service to the community.
Waxahachie first received recognition in 2013 under then-police chief Chuck Edge. The Best Practices Recognition program is a voluntary program where a team of police chiefs and assistant police chiefs from around the state audit different law enforcement agencies to see if they are in compliance with 168 best practice standards. The evaluators review the agency’s operations, policies, procedures, equipment and facilities, while also interviewing the staff and officers. The chiefs who conduct the interview have no connection with the agency they are assessing.
According to the Texas Police Chief’s Association’s website, since its inception in 2006, more than 50 Texas law enforcement agencies have been recognized.
“I am honored here today to be representing the Texas Police Chiefs Association and its law enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program. The Texas Police Chiefs Association is made up of 1,100 professional police chiefs throughout the state who are dedicated to improving the quality of police services to citizens of towns just like yours,” Texas Police Chiefs Association representative Tom Sheehan said. “I am here this evening to present the Waxahachie Police Department a certificate of re-recognition…
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