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Peabody Police Department undergoes accreditation assessment

Posted by Justin Rice  January 17, 2012 10:39 AM

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A team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc. is scheduled to begin examining various aspects of the Peabody Police Department today, according to a press release from the Peabody Police.

The team will review the department's policies and procedures, operations and facilities.

Verification by the assessment team that the Peabody Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain and maintain state accreditation. The self-initiated evaluation process are established by law enforcement officers.

The accreditation program consists of 253 mandatory standards as well as 122 optional standards.  The department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 65 percent of the optional standards in order to receive accreditation.


Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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