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Recognized Agency
TexaRecognition.jpgs Police Chief's Association Best Practices Recognition Program (2011- 2015)
On January 21, 2011, the Belton Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Bell County to be commissioned as a “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. 

The recognition program evaluates compliance with more than 150 Best Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. These best practices were developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies to efficiently and effectively serve the public and protect individual rights. They 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 Belton Police Department to conduct a critical self-review of agency policies, procedures, facilities and operations. Upon completion of the internal review, an outside audit was requested. The on-site review/audit was conducted by trained Police Chiefs from other areas of the state. The Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee made a final analysis before awarding Belton Police Department with “Recognized” status. 

The Belton Police Department considers itself to be one of the best in the state. The successful independent review of department operations provides assurance to the residents in Belton that its police department is conforming to the highest standards in law enforcement.