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Posted on: February 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Concord Police Dept. Announce Accreditation On-Site Assessment

Chief Joseph O’Connor and the Concord Police Department are pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, March 8 to begin examining various aspects of the Concord Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.

“Our department is looking forward to the arrival of the assessment team,” said Chief O’Connor. “As an agency we are committed to delivering exceptional service all of the time. This process will validate our efforts, and we look forward to the team’s feedback.”

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Concord Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state accreditation — 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 call Chief O’Connor, or the department’s Accreditation Manager Lt. Brian H. Goldman at 978-318-3400.

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