SMPD Policy

SMPD utilizes two sets of policy.  The first is the “recognized” policy. This is the policy to which our department is currently transitioning. It is based on best practices from across the State that have been identified by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) and other departments like ours who subscribe to a community-based model of policing. When our transition to the “recognized” policy is complete, we will apply to be an accredited agency of the TPCA and will adhere to this single and unified policy. The second is referred to as the “legacy” policy. This policy has been continually refined for a number of years. These refinements have been based on community input as well as contextual best practices that have been identified by our administration here in San Marcos.