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GPPD Receives 'Best Practices' Recognition
Posted Date: 4/1/2013

GPPD Police Given 'Best Practices' AwardThe Grand Prairie Police Department was recently recognized at the Texas Police Chiefs Association annual conference as being a Recognized Best Practices Law Enforcement Agency. Out of over 2,000 policing agencies in Texas, the Grand Police Department becomes one of only 79 agencies receiving this recognition.

The Best Practices Recognition Program was initiated in 2006 and evaluates a police department's compliance with 165 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. These Best Practices have been developed by Texas law enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of police service and the protection of individual's rights. The 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. Best Practices agencies are required to demonstrate continued best practices through a regular recertification process.

Present to accept the Certificate of Recognition was Chief of Police Steve Dye, Assistant Chiefs Don Trask, Mike Shaw and Mike Taylor and Best Practices Program Coordinator Teresa Coomes. The Grand Prairie Police Department was commended for their leadership and commitment to professional law enforcement by successfully guiding the agency to meet or exceed all applicable Best Practices as set forth by the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program.

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