Police Transparency

The Hewitt Police Department believes transparency is vital to a successful community-police relationship. The resources on this page are available so that citizens will be able to learn more about our police activities, policies, training, and agency practices.

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Use of Force Policy - Guidelines for deadly force, non-deadly force, de-escalation practices and duty to intervene to unreasonable force by another officer. (See policy below.)

Bias-based and Racial Profiling Policy - Guidelines for treatment of people and biased-based profiling. (See policy below.)

Pursuit Policy - Guidelines for conducting vehicular pursuits. (See policy below.)


Body Worn Cameras Policy - Guidelines for the use, maintenance, and management of Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) and the retention/storage of the related recorded media.

Open Records Requests Policy - Guidelines relating to the documentation and processing of open records requests.

Internal Discipline Policy - Provides guidance in maintaining integrity consistent with the high level of public trust extended to the Richardson Police Department.


Use of Force - Annual report of incidents involving use of force.

Pursuit Report - Annual report of officers that engaged in vehicular pursuits.

Bias-based and Racial Profiling Report - Annual report of complaints related bias/racial profiling.

Crash Reports - Annual report of Department employee involved vehicle accidents. 

Community Engagment
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Texas Police Chiefs Association - Best Practices Recognition Program - Since 2019 - The Law Enforcement Recognition Program is a voluntary process where police agencies in Texas prove their compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practice standards. 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.