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Henderson Police Department serves a population of roughly 14,000. Our patrol area consists of approximately 19 square miles.
Our team consists of sworn officers, reserve officers, full-time civilian employees, and part-time staff members who are dedicated to serve and assist you in any way possible. The department is organized into divisions, run by our administration. Administration includes the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Public Information Officer/Support Services Captain and administrative staff to ensure the running of the department is smooth and customer service oriented, as well as continuing to increase community relations and provide leadership geared toward the success of the department. The divisions are Communications, Criminal Investigation Division, Drug Enforcement, Patrol and TACT.
The Henderson Police Department became a Recognized Agency through the Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices (TPCA) Program in 2019.
In order to become a Recognized Agency, the Henderson Police Department completed an internal review of its policies, procedures, equipment, facilities, and operations. After submitting proof of compliance with 166 best practices standards established by the TPCA, an on-site assessment was conducted by independent assessors to review operations and facilities as well as interview staff.
The agency submits annual compliance reports to maintain its Recognized status and every four years must go through the on-site assessment in order to be Re-Recognized for an additional four years. To learn more about the process, click here.