Greenwich PoliceReceive Accreditation from the State of Connecticut
GREENWICH, CT (November 19, 2019) -The State of Connecticut PoliceOfficer Standards and Training Council (POST-C) voted and awarded the GreenwichPolice Department a certificate of compliance with Tier I status for theConnecticut Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. This was a lengthy processwhich took approximately two years to accomplish.
“The Greenwich PoliceDepartment is proud to be accredited and strives to provide high-qualityservice to the community. This achievement reflects on the professionalism anddedication of the police officers that serve the entire Town of Greenwich.”—GreenwichPolice Chief James J. Heavey
State accreditation is aprocess through which law enforcement agencies demonstrate excellence inmanagement and service delivery by complying with State AccreditationStandards. As of November 2019 only 39 of the 163 police agencies inConnecticut have achieved accreditation. The State Accreditation program demonstrates to the public that theDepartment operates efficiently and uniformly.
Possessing accreditationmay reduce exposure to civil liability and provides excellent management andservice delivery expectations for the community. It provides recognition that the agency’smanagerial and operational policies and procedures are in accordance with abody of professional standards. Accreditation assures the community that its law enforcement agency iscommitted to the provisions of service of the highest quality and that itspolicies and procedures are effective, fair and transparent. It also ensures that the staff is trained andfunctions according to established policy, procedure and applicable law.
The Connecticut LawEnforcement Accreditation Program consists of 322 standards achievable in threesuccessive tiers. The process involved acomprehensive internal review of all policies and procedures. Documentation wasobtained providing proofs that each standard was met. Several layers of reviewwere then conducted by an accreditation team of other law enforcement leadersfrom throughout the State.