Richmond Police Department Awarded Third Time for TPCA Recognition Program
The Richmond Police Department has received the award of Recognized Law Enforcement Agency from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program for the third time. The award was presented by Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White and accepted by the Richmond Police Department Command Staff at this week’s commission meeting.
The Texas Police Chief Association (TPCA) created this voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 168 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement by conducting a critical on-site review every 4 years. 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 program was begun in 2006 by a committee of Chiefs of Police and Command level officers from across Texas who reviewed Texas law and other State Accreditation Program standards to aid Texas agencies in meeting demands and providing the best quality of service to the people of Texas. This process provides for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens of the City of Richmond that its’ Police Department is conforming to the current state of the art in law enforcement.
Richmond Police Department was originally recognized in 2011 and has now attained their 3rd recognition of meeting the Best Practices of the State organization, joining 82 Departments across the State who have been Re-Recognized.
Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White, Lt. Lowell Neinast, Lt. Jesse Martin, Officer Stephen Polinski, Lt. Diana Butinski, Lt. Donnie Kovar, Assistant Police Chief Dixie Brzozowski, and Mayor Evalyn Moore