West U PD Honored for Best Practices

June 9, 2015

On June 4, the West University Place Police Department achieved Recognized Status for compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program by the Texas Police Chiefs Association.

“The West University Place Police Department is to be commended for the commitment made to this process,” said Chief Scott D. Rubin, Chairman of the recognition program. “Every employee of the agency can be proud of this accomplishment.”

The Recognized Status is awarded to law enforcement agencies for their compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program. The process took more than one year to complete and required an in depth examination of the West U Police Department’s General Orders as well as an onsite inspection by police chief assessors.

“We are happy to accept this recognition from the Texas Police Chiefs Association,” said West U Police Chief Ken Walker. “We appreciate the opportunity to join a number of excellent police departments in the state and we are fortunate to have such a high quality staff that made this designation possible.”

“The West U City Council has long realized the importance of recruiting only the best and has insured that salaries and benefits remain competitive,” said Mayor Susan Sample. “I commend my fellow City Council members for their commitment to attracting the best in the state to staff our police department.”

The Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 164 Texas law enforcement best practices. The 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.