Awards / Recognition


The Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 164 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. While similar in nature to the national accreditation program, the Best Practices Recognition Program is easier to administer, lower in cost and is designed specifically for Texas Law Enforcement.


The Texas Legislature demands a great deal of professional law enforcement in Texas and the Best Practices were specifically designed to aid Texas agencies in meeting those demands and providing the best quality of service to the people of our State. Since its inception in 2006, over 50 Texas Law Enforcement Agencies have been Recognized and many more are currently in the process to become Recognized Agencies. While members of the Texas Police Chiefs Association recognizes and supports the national accreditation program, The Texas Best Practices Recognition Program has clearly become the new Gold Standard for Texas Law Enforcement!

The Mount Pleasant Police Department received its second State Recognized Award by the Texas Police Chief Association - Law Enforcement Recognition Program on October 8, 2012. Since the programs inception in 2006, the Mount Pleasant Police Department was the 8th Texas Law Enforcement Agency to become recognized receiving its first award in 2008. The agency was awarded its second consecutive Recognition Award in October 2012, becoming the 7th agency in the State to receive a consecutive Recognition Award.

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