In February 2013, the Seguin Police Department first received the award of "Accreditation Status" from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. In March 2017, the agency was reaccredited. Out of several thousand law enforcement agencies in Texas, Seguin is one of only 29 that has received this distinct honor.
The Accreditation 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 Seguin 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 to 22, 2014. The result of this review was then sent to the Texas Police Chiefs Association's Accreditation Committee for final analysis and decision to award "Re-Accreditation" status.
On June 12, 2014, the department was notified that it had been awarded the coveted "Re-Accreditation Status" award. The Seguin 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 Seguin that its Police Department is conforming to current state-of-the-art practices in law enforcement.
The Seguin 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 ensure Seguin continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit.