March 22, 2017
CFISD Chief of Police Alan Bragg addresses his law enforcement officers during a CFPD appreciation event hosted by the transportation department in October 2016. The department received the “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) Law Enforcement Recognition Program on March 1.
March 22, 2017—The CFISD police department received the “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) Law Enforcement Recognition Program on March 1.
Initiated in 2006, the recognition program evaluates a police department’s compliance with more than 166 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. The 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. 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.
This voluntary process required the CFISD police department to conduct a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities and operations. Beginning in February 2015, the department began the lengthy process to become a “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” by preparing proofs of compliance for each of the Texas Law Enforcement Best Business Practices. Upon completion of the internal review, an outside audit and review was requested. The final on-site review took place Feb. 8-9, and was conducted by trained police chiefs from other areas of the state. The results were then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Recognized” status.
The CFISD police department is the 138th agency in the state to be recognized. The process provided for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD that its police department is conforming to the current state of the art in law enforcement, according to a TPCA press release.
TPCA representatives will present the award at the April 10 CFISD Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Instructional Support Center (10300 Jones Road). The department will also be recognized at the TPCA annual conference in April.
More information and a description of the program may be viewed on the TPCA website at texaspolicechiefs.org.