SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has awarded the City of South Padre Island Police Department the 2018 IACP Leadership in Homeland Security Award.
The IACP Leadership in Homeland Security Award honors excellence and significant contributions to overcoming homeland security challenges. This award recognizes single agencies and multi-agency collaborative efforts that have made meaningful contributions to both their communities and law enforcement as a whole.
“I am very proud of the department for their commitment to work together as a team and contribute resources to advance community policing, ” said Randy Smith, Police chief. “This partnership represents a central component of public safety enhancement efforts.”
The South Padre Island Police Department is a member of the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force in Brownsville, Texas.