Wilmington Police Department Scheduled For Assessment For State Re-Accreditation This August

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Police Department:

WILMINGTON, MA — Chief Joseph Desmond is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Monday, August 10, 2020 to begin examining various aspects of the Wilmington Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.

Verification by the Assessment Team of our Department ensures we meet 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% of the optional standards. Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to contact Chief Joseph Desmond or WPD Accreditation Manager Lt. Daniel Murray.

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