Sweetwater Police Station’s New Look Has Distinction

Staff Writer

The Sweetwater Police Department has a proud new look upon its doors. Recently, the police station was recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association as having the best practices program. It is a distinction that not every precinct is able to attain. It only comes through excellence and living up to the high standards expected of law enforcement.
The Texas Police Chiefs website explains it this way:
“The Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 166 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.
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