The Rosenberg Police Department has received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.

The accreditation program evaluates a police department’s compliance with over 168 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement.

These best practices were carefully developed by Texas law enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the protection of individual’s rights.

These best practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations, including use of force, protection of citizen rights, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations.

The Rosenberg Police Department was originally recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program in July of 2013.

Police agencies recognized by the TPCA must undergo an onsite inspection every fourth year and this makes the second successful onsite inspection by the Rosenberg Police Department. The Rosenberg Police Department was last accredited in 2017.

This voluntary process required the Rosenberg Police Department to undergo a critical external audit of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities and operations.

The on-site audit took place on July 21-22, 2021.

The on-site audit is conducted by trained Police Chiefs from other areas of our state.

The result of this review was then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Recognized” status to the Rosenberg Police Department.

On Aug. 3, the department was notified that it had successfully been awarded the coveted “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” accreditation award.

“The Rosenberg Police Department has always considered itself to be one of the best in the state,” said Chief Jonathan White. “ This process provided for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens of Rosenberg that its Police Department is conforming to the current state of the art in law enforcement.”

The actual presentation of the award will take place at the City Council meeting on Sept. 21.

The department will also be recognized at the Texas Police Chiefs Association annual conference in April of 2022.

More information a description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Association website at http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org.

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