Police Department Retains “Recognized Status” After Review

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has retained “Recognized Status” for compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program.

HPD earned the initial certification on November 13, 2013, after a two-year effort to meet the intensive standards. HPD completed their four-year review recently, according to Police Chief Kevin Lunsford and Lt. Curt Landrum.

Chief Lunsford said HPD became only the 82nd agency in the State to be so recognized.

Landrum said to retain the Recognized status, HPD went through an intense onsite inspection. That inspection included numerous interviews with staff and review of policies following the best practices set forth by the Texas Police Chiefs Association.

HPD will be honored for retaining their status at the annual March convention of the Texas Police Chiefs Association.



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