Welcome to the Webster Police Department's website. I hope you will find our website to be user-friendly and informative. We appreciate your interest in the Police Department, and we hope you will take the time to read more about us. The Webster Police Department consists of 70 dedicated professionals including 49 sworn officers and 21 civilian staff.
The City of Webster is located in Harris County, Texas next to the NASA Johnson Space Center, just 20 minutes from Downtown Houston or Galveston Island. Webster is the Bay Area's premier location for cutting-edge development in the medical, bio-medical and aerospace industries and is home to many popular restaurants and retail stores. Our community has a daytime population of over 150,000 as people throughout the Houston-Galveston area travel here to enjoy all that Webster has to offer.
The men and women of the Webster Police Department proudly serve this community aided by the state-of-the-art technology, excellent equipment, and unwavering support from our city management and elected officials. We are committed to earning your trust and collaborating with all stakeholders in the community including citizens, visitors, and businesses. It is our sincere desire to provide exceptional service and exceed the expectations of every person we encounter, by framing our actions within our core-values of Honor, Integrity, and Service.
A Recognized Best Practices Agency Since 2010:
The Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 170 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. These Best Practices were carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk and the protection of individual’s rights.
While similar in nature to the national accreditation program, the Best Practices Accreditation Program is easier to administer, lower in cost and is designed specifically for Texas Law Enforcement. The Texas Legislature demands a great deal of professional law enforcement in Texas and the Best Practices were specifically designed to aid Texas agencies in meeting those demands and providing the best quality of service to the people of our State.
Since its inception in 2006, over 100 Texas Law Enforcement Agencies have been Accredited and many more are currently in the process to become Accredited Agencies. While members of the Texas Police Chiefs Association recognize and supports the national accreditation program, The Texas Best Practices Accreditation Program has clearly become the new Gold Standard for Texas Law Enforcement.
This accreditation is especially important now, in response to Executive Order 13929, signed by President Donald Trump on June 16, 2020.
Executive Order 13929 requires that all state, local, and university law enforcement agencies be certified by independent credentialing agencies. The President’s Order requires agencies to meet two standards in order to be successfully credentialed: 1) that the agency’s use of force policies prohibit chokeholds, except in situations where the use of deadly force is allowed by law; and 2) that the agency’s use of force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
The Webster Police Department is proud to be a Recognized Best Practices Agency and an early adapter of The Texas Law Enforcement Recognition Program