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 Commissionís 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.
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