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Orange Police Department Invites Public Comment on State Accreditation Efforts

A team of assessors from the Police Officer Standards and Training Council will arrive on January 8th, 2020, to examine the Orange Police Department policies and procedures as they relate to Tier I Liability of the State accreditation standards.

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from the Connecticut law enforcement community. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.

Verification by the team that the Orange Police Department meets the POST Council’s state of the art accreditation standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments. Comments can be mailed to William Tanner, POSTC Accreditation Division, at 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, Connecticut 06450, by telephone at 203-427-2602, by fax at 203-238-6643 or by email Accreditation.Compliance@po.state.ct.us. Please enter the name of the agency in the subject line.

A copy of the standards is available at the Orange Police Department located at 314 Lambert Road, Orange, Connecticut 06477. Local contact is Frank Koshes- Accreditation Manager, 203-891-2130.

Once the POST Council accreditation assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the POST Council Accreditation committee who will recommend to the POST Council if the agency is to be accredited or re-accredited. Accreditation is for four years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which they were initially accredited or re-accredited.

For more information regarding the POST Council accreditation program you may write to William Tanner, State Accreditation Program Manager, at 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, Connecticut 06450, by telephone at 203-427-2602, by fax at 203-238-6643 or visit the Police Officer Standards and Training Council / Accreditation Division website at http://www.ct.gov/post


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