City Council Regular Meeting
The City of Schertz Police Department is pursuing "Recognized" status from the Texas Police Chiefs Association's Law Enforcement Best Business Practices Recognition Program. The standards of the Recognition Program require specific language creating a police department and the authority and responsibility of both Officers and the Chief of Police than the current language. The proposed amended ordinance will meet the criteria as set forth Texas Police Chiefs Association's Law Enforcement Best Business Practices Recognition Program.
City Council approved this on first reading at their meeting of March 8, 2022.
To have City Council amend Chapter 66 Police Articles I and II, formally providing for the establishment of the Police Department by the enactment of this ordinance.
The Texas Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. Being “Recognized” means that a police agency has proven that it meets or exceeds all the identified Best Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. These Best Practices cover aspects of law enforcement operations such as use of force, protection of citizen rights, pursuits, property and evidence management, and patrol and investigative operations. Approving the changes to this ordinance is one step closer to obtaining Best Practices Recognition.
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Amend Chapter 66 Police Articles I and II of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Schertz.
There is no fiscal impact to the City or Department.
Amend Chapter 66 Police Articles I and II of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Schertz, and approve Ordinance No. 22-G-14 on final reading.
Ordinance NO. 22-G-14
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