The Midwest City Police Department recently received notification of the Award of Accreditation from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, Oklahoma Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.
“In continuing our pursuit of excellence through professionalism, we have been committed to the Oklahoma Chiefs of Police Association professional standards and accreditation,” said Chief Brandon Clabes. “In 2002, we became the fourth police agency in the state to achieve accreditation status and we just completed our sixth re-accreditation.
“This process is difficult to accomplish but is an example of our dedication to being the best at what we do.” Clabes added.
The concept of law enforcement accreditation began in the 1970s and the goal was, and still is, to instill professionalism into every phase of law enforcement service.
The accreditation status is maintained by independent on-site review every four years.
The voluntary process includes an internal agency review followed by a three day on-site critical assessment of the agency’s policies, procedures, facilities and operations by a team of law enforcement professionals from outside Midwest City. A comprehensive assessment report is forwarded to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission for review followed by the final review and determination by the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Board.
The accreditation process assures the residents of Midwest City that their police department conforms to current professional standards and best practices.
For additional information and benefits of accreditation, visit theoacp.com