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Madison Police Department signs up for voluntary accreditation

The Madison Police Department will be under the microscope at the end of July as they apply for an accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. 

Assessors will arrive on July 30, 2017 to examine all aspects of the department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services.

The team will decide whether or not the Madison Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards for the voluntary process in advanced accreditation. Chief M.E. Waldrop said this accreditation is a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.

Madison PD has been previously accredited since November of 2002.

“Advanced Law Enforcement accreditation provides the Madison Police Department a process for accountability to the citizens and public which the Department serves,” said Chief Waldrop.

There will be a public information session on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Madison Justice Complex and the community is invited to offer comments. If you can’t make it but would like to provide those comments you can call 601-500-2832 on Tuesday August 1, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The Madison PD must comply with 384 standards in order to continue advanced accredited status.

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