By Joe Southern
The Fulshear Police Department was recently honored at the Best Practices Recognition Program of the Texas Police Chief’s Association in Austin.
That makes the Fulshear department one of only 126 in the state to hold that distinction.
“This is a great achievement for our department,” said Sgt. Lindsay Miller, who shepherded the department through the rigorous application process, evaluation and inspection.
“Sergeant Miller is highly organized and self-motivated not to mention a pleasure to be around due to her sense of humor and outgoing personality,” said Capt. Mike McCoy. “The police department was recently given a Recognized Law Enforcement Agency Award in Austin, Texas, from the Texas Police Chief’s Association. The Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program is a distinguished award and is handed out only to police departments which abide and adhere to extremely high standards set forth by the TPCA.
“This prestigious accomplishment came after a nearly two year process to document and comply with a list of over 160 standards. Sergeant Miller was the program director and spearhead in this endeavor, without her hard work and extreme dedication, this prestigious accomplishment would not have been accomplished,” he said.
Miller, 33, is one of the reasons the department earned the distinction. She works hard to maintain a positive relationship between the police and the citizens they serve.
“I love it,” she said. “The community is so supportive and my chief and my captain are very good leaders. This is a pleasant place to work.”
When asked about the best part of her job, she was quick to answer.
“The children,” she said. “I like to educate the children on what law enforcement does and what they can do for you.”
She said she sometimes encounters children who are afraid of the police, and that’s OK. She said once she works with them and talks with them, they come to appreciate the police.
She said the most difficult part of her job is something she has trained for but hasn’t had to do yet.
“Child abuse cases would be very difficult for me,” she said.