The Princeton Police Department is accredited by the Texas Police Chiefs Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. This is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 170 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk and the protection of individual’s rights.
The “Accredited” status is awarded for a four-year period. During the four-year period, the agency must submit an annual report and show continuing compliance with several performance-related standards. During the last year of the period, the agency must prepare updated documentation on all Best Practices and another on-site review is conducted. The Accreditation Committee must then vote again to approve “Accredited” status for the next four years.