Wilmington Police Department To Begin Reaccreditation Process This May

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis has announced that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on May 22, 2017 to begin examining various aspects of the Wilmington Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.

Verification by the assessment team of the department ensures it meets the commission’s standards and is part of a voluntary process to gain state accreditation. State accreditation is a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the department must meet all applicable mandatory standards, as well as 55 percent of the optional standards.

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