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and Tyler fans in Victoria: From the Administrative Guide for the Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program: The Texas Police Chiefs Association developed the Recognition Program to assist Texas agencies in meeting their professional obligations to the citizens of Texas. An appointed Committee of professional Police Chiefs from across the state developed the Recognition Program and identified the Best Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. This Committee now conducts the final review of an agency’s efforts and awards “Recognized” status. The Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with law enforcement’s current Best Practices. 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. The Texas Police Chiefs Association developed the Recognition Program to assist Texas agencies in meeting their professional obligations to the citizens of Texas. An appointed Committee of professional Police Chiefs from across the state developed the Recognition Program and identified the Best Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. This Committee now conducts the final review of an agency’s efforts and awards “Recognized” status. Being “Recognized” means that the agency meets or exceeds all of the identified Best Practices for Texas Law Enforcement Agencies. These Best Practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations including use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations. While being “Recognized” does not guarantee an agency will not make a mistake, it does ensure that the agency has carefully thought about these critical issues, has developed policy and procedures to address them and has systems in place to identify and correct problems. " 4/14/2009 - 05:03 PM