On June 12, 2014, the McKinney Police Department received the award of “Re-Recognition Status” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. The Recognition Program evaluates a police department’s compliance with over 165 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. 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.
This voluntary process required the McKinney Police Department to conduct a critical self-review of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities and operations. Upon completion of the internal review, an outside audit and review was requested. This final on-site review took place on May 21-22, 2014. The result of this review was then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and decision to award “Re-Recognition” status.
On June 12, 2014, the department was notified that it had been awarded the coveted “Re-Recognition Status” award. The McKinney 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 of McKinney that its Police Department is conforming to current state of the art practices in law enforcement.
The McKinney Police Department chose to subject itself to a careful review of its policies, procedures, equipment, facilities and operations for many reasons, but the most important reason is our mission: To continue to make McKinney a safe place to live, work and visit.