Seguin Police Department Earns Safe Policing for Communities Certification
Seguin (TX) – The Seguin Police Department has received certification in compliance with Presidential Executive Order No. 13929 (“Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities”) making the department eligible for discretionary grant funding to support local public safety initiatives through the U.S. Department of Justice.
The “Executive Order on Safe Policing” provides Department of Justice grant funding to state and local law enforcement agencies whose use of force policies are certified by independent credentialing bodies designated by the U.S. Attorney General. The Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation has been designated by the U.S. Attorney General as the credentialing body for Texas.
Seguin Police Department’s compliance with Executive Order No. 12929 was certified by the Texas Police Chiefs Association on December 17, 2020.
The certification requires that Seguin PD’s use-of-force policies adhere to all applicable Federal, State and local laws. There must also be confirmation that the agency’s use-of-force policies prohibit the use of chokeholds except in those situations where the use of deadly force is allowed by law.
“We know that our community expects the best from the Seguin Police Department, and we want to be one of the leaders of police reform in this area,” said Seguin Police Chief Terry Nichols. “Through our Best Practices Recognition Program, and now earning the Safe Policing for Communities Certification from the Department of Justice, Seguin residents can be assured of our commitment to impartiality, listening and learning from the whole community as we work through comprehensive police reform,” he stated.