On April 7, 2011, the Celina Police Department received the award of "Recognized Law Enforcement Agency" from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. Begun in 2007, the Recognition Program evaluations a Police Department's Compliance with 164 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement. these Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement Professionals to assist agencies in the efficient delivery of service and the protection of individual's rights. These Best Practices cover all aspects of law enforcement operations including use of force, protection of civil rights, vehicle pursuits, property and evidence management and patrol and investigative operations.
More information and a description of the program may be viewed on the Texas Police Chiefs Assocation website.