From the North Haven Police Department’s Facebook page:
On Nov. 18th, Chief Thomas J. McLoughlin and Lt. Andrew Stavrides accepted an award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The process of CALEA accreditation begins with a rigorous self-assessment, requiring a review of policies, practices, and processes, against internationally accepted public safety standards. This is followed with an assessment by independent assessors with significant public safety experience.
Additionally, public feedback was received to promote community trust and engagement, and structured interviews were conducted with select agency personnel and others with knowledge to assess the agency’s effectiveness and overall service delivery capacities.
The decision to accredit was then rendered by a governing body of 21 commissioners following a public hearing and review of all reporting documentation. Furthermore, the agency must remit annual status reports to document its progression of continuous organizational improvement.
This initial process, which was a 3-year project, shows the continued commitment the North Haven Police Department has to delivering professional police services to those who live and frequent North Haven.
The North Haven Police Department is proud to be 1 of only 16 municipal Police Departments in the State currently CALEA accredited.