The Mansfield Police Department was recognized on Monday by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) as a Recognized Law Enforcement Agency. The TPCA Recognition Program evaluates law enforcement agencies’ compliance with 170 best business practices that cover an array of topic areas relevant to policing. These best practice standards were developed to assist police departments with the efficient and effective delivery of service while upholding the rights of all citizens. Areas of evaluation include use of force, protection of civil rights, pursuit management, property and evidence standards, and patrol and investigative protocols.
The Mansfield Police Department received their initial recognition by the TPCA in October 2016. Current program requirements mandate that agencies undergo an onsite inspection every four years to ensure continued compliance with best practice standards. On Oct. 16, 2016, the department received the prestigious designation as a “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency,” one of only 170 police agencies in the state out of over 2,000 to receive this honor.
“On behalf of our entire team of officers and staff at the department, we are honored to receive this designation,” said Police Chief Tracy Aaron. “This reaffirms our commitment to community policing and the way we treat our citizens that deserve the highest level of public safety.”
Grand Prairie Police Chief Daniel Scesney, a representative with TPCA, was on hand at the City Council meeting on Monday night to bestow this recognition on the department.
Mansfield, Texas, is a booming city, nestled between Fort Worth and Dallas, but with a personality all its own. The city’s 76,247 citizens enjoy an award-winning school district, vibrant economy, historic downtown, prize-winning park system and community focus spread across 37 square miles. The Mansfield Record is dedicated to reporting city and school news, community happenings, police and fire news, business, food and restaurants, parks and recreation, library, historical archives and special events. The city’s only online newspaper launched in September 2020 and will offer introductory advertising rates for the first three months at three different rates.