LWPD becomes a "Recognized Law Enforcement Agency"

Press Release



On September 25, 2021 the Lake Worth Police Department became a “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” by the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program; the 183rd agency in Texas to be so recognized. The Lake Worth Police Department considers itself one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the state, and this achievement is one of many that affirms as much.

The Texas Law Enforcement Best Practice Recognition Program was created in 2006 as a voluntary program whereby police agencies in Texas demonstrate their compliance with 170 Texas law enforcement best practices. All the program’s best practices were carefully developed by Texas law enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the effective delivery of service, reduction of risk and the protection of individuals’ civil rights.

In September of 2019, the Lake Worth Police Department began a ground-up reconstruction of its internal processes using the best practices recognition program as a model. After writing more than 550 pages of policy and undergoing rigorous third-party audits, a final on-site assessment was conducted on September 8-9, 2021. The department earned high praise from its assessors, and their findings were forwarded to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Recognition Committee for final analysis and consideration.

This process provided an independent review of the department’s internal operations and should assure the citizens and visitors of Lake Worth that the Lake Worth Police Department adheres to the highest law enforcement standards.
More information and a description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Association website at http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org.

The Lake Worth Police Department’s Public Relations and Outreach (PRO) Team will be handling all public relations inquiries associated with this release. Below is the contact information for the PRO Team:

Public Relations and Outreach (PRO) Team
(817) 823-1814