2023 Connect Recognition Program Achievement


Denton Police Department Recognized for Excellence in Policy Management and Training 

Denton, MD, April 26, 2024 – Denton Police Department announced today that it has been recognized for excellence in policy management and training in 2023 by Lexipol, the nation’s leading provider of policy, training, and wellness support for first responders and public servants.  This is the fourth consecutive year the Denton Police Department has been recognized.

The Lexipol Connect program tracks the Denton Police Department’s performance on five metrics proven to measure success in policy management. The Denton Police Department achieved Gold, the highest level of recognition offered, for consistent and effective policy dissemination to personnel, timely policy updates as laws change, and officer training on policies.

“As stewards of safety and guardians of justice, we recognize that effective policy management is the bedrock of our commitment to the community. This recognition serves as a testament to the tireless efforts of our officers, administrators, and support staff. Together, we uphold the principles that guide our actions, ensuring transparency, fairness, and accountability. Let us continue to serve with unwavering dedication, knowing that our policies shape not only our department but also the lives we touch.  We are proud to be recognized by Lexipol Connect for our dedication to continuous improvement, professionalism, and safety,” says Chief George W. Bacorn, Jr. 

The Denton Police Department’s excellence in policy and policy training enhances community safety by ensuring consistent, effective response based on state and federal law and nationally recognized best practices.

Denton Police Department Mission:

As members of the Denton Police Department, we are committed to the concepts of community-oriented policing and serving our citizens, the law-abiding public, appropriately, completely, and professionally. We shall work diligently to achieve our principle organizational goal, the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of our town using contemporary technology and professionally accepted procedures. We recognize and respect the rights of all individuals including victims, suspects and accused persons. In those instances in which criminal conduct has occurred, we shall endeavor to uniformly apply our efforts to identify, apprehend and prosecute the perpetrator regardless of the identity, age, sex, race, religion, national origin or social status of the victim or the accused. Where possible our focus shall be on the prevention of violations of the criminal and traffic laws. Accordingly, working in partnerships with our fellow citizens, we shall provide a consistently high quality of police service to all individuals in a manner that conforms to professional standards; the laws of the State of Maryland; and the priorities and values of the community we serve. The only meaningful measure of our success is the level of satisfaction of our citizens.