State Accreditation

The Bridgeport Police Department has been designated by the Texas Police Chief’s Accreditation as a “Re-Accredited Agency” as part of its Best Practices Recognition Program.  The Department achieved this four-year award in 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2021.  In 2021, the Department became the 13th agency in Texas to be "Accredited" for a fourth time.    

The Accreditation Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 170 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. Texas Law Enforcement professionals carefully developed these Best Practices to assist agencies in efficient and effective service delivery, reducing risk, and protecting individual rights. The Accreditation Program assures both City Leaders and the citizens of Bridgeport that their Police Department is operating in a manner that reflects the current Best Practices of Law Enforcement, and we are proud of this accomplishment.

Please see the State Accreditation link regarding state recognition through the Texas Police Chiefs Association.