Spotlight: ACT Program

SMPD, Texas State ACT Program
nominated for international award

From the City of San Marcos

The ACT Program, a joint effort between the San Marcos Police Department and Texas State University, has been named a finalist for this year’s Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing.

The prestigious international award recognized innovative and effective problem-oriented policing (POP) projects that have achieved measurable success in resolving recurring specific crime, disorder or public safety problems faced by police and the community. SMPD and Texas State were nominated for the project, Noise in Neighborhoods: Achieving Community Together (ACT).

“Good police work is not always about increased enforcement,” says San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams. “Although enforcement is the solution to some problems, it is seldom effective on entrenched quality of life issues. In those cases, good policing is about solving problems, and problem solving requires a community effort. ACT is precisely that — a community uniting to resolve quality of life issues that concern all the citizens of San Marcos. International recognition a finalist for the Herman Goldstein Award is high praise for everyone who has worked so hard to make ACT a success.”

Read the complete press release from the City of San Marcos here.

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