TPCAF Recognition Program
On March 8, 2012, the Boerne Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program, thus becoming the 59th agency in Texas to be recognized. The Recognition Program evaluates a Police Department’s compliance with 170 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. A recognized agency must submit annual reports and pass an audit every four years from outside auditors from the Texas Police Chief’s Association. In May of 2016 the Boerne Police Department was audited and passed the audit to become re-recognized. In June of 2020 the Boerne Police Department was audited once again and passed to become re-recognized through the Texas Police Chief’s Association.
This voluntary process required the Police Department to conduct a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities, and operations. In addition, the executive order on police reform from the President of the United States has been included in our policies.
Currently there are approximately 170 agencies recognized out of the 2,200 police agencies in Texas. The Boerne Police Department has always considered itself to be one of the best in the state. This process provided for an independent review of the department’s operations and should assure the citizens that its Police Department is conforming to the current best practices in law enforcement.