For Immediate Release
June 9, 2020
Granbury, Texas – The Texas Police Chiefs Association notified Granbury Police Chief Mitch
Galvan that his department has received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency”
from the TPCA Law Enforcement Recognition Program. This is a “re-recognition” for the GPD,
who had first received the prestigious four-year award in May 2016.
“The Granbury Police Department is to be commended for the commitment made to
this process. Every employee of the agency can be proud of this accomplishment,” said Scott
Rubin, Chairman, TPCAF Recognition Program Committee.
The TPCALERP is a voluntary program for law enforcement agencies to put themselves
through and very few do because of the strenuous standards of law enforcement Best Practices
imposed upon them. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas law enforcement
professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and the
protection of individual’s rights. They 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.
Of the more than 2,100 law enforcement agencies in the state only 167 of receive this
award. Of those, only 152 have been re-recognized.
“In my estimation, it shows that the chief (Galvan) and the organization have achieved
and maintained a goal to meet best practices in Texas law enforcement,” said Max R.
Westbrook, Jr., Program Director. “It shows that the administration has embraced an
independent, outside review of the critical aspects of their department and are doing what it
takes to maintain accredited status.”
Beginning in November 2019, the department begin the lengthy process to again
become a “Recognized” Law Enforcement Agency by preparing proofs of compliance for each of
the Texas Law Enforcement Best Business Practices. Upon completion of the internal review, an
outside audit and review was requested. This final on-site review took place on May 13- 15.
The on-site review is conducted by trained police chiefs from other areas of our state.
“The Granbury 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 Granbury that its police department is conforming to the state of
the art in law enforcement,” Rubin said.
Galvan was also notified that he and the department will be recognized in front of their
peers at the 2021 TPCA Annual Conference, during the Awards and Recognition Luncheon.
“Please accept my sincere congratulations on a job well done,” Rubin said to Galvan.
“The TPCAF Recognition Program is raising the bar for law enforcement in Texas and the
Granbury Police Department is part of it!”
For more information please contact Granbury Public Information Officer Alex Southern
at 817-573-6764 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.