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Westport Police Invites Public Comment on State Accreditation Efforts

#Westport CT–A team of assessors from the Police Officers Standards and Training Council will arrive on May 10, 2017 to examine the Westport Police Departments policy and procedures as they relate to Tier I Liability, of the state accreditation Standards. Verification by the team that the Westport Police Department meets the POST Council’s state of the art accreditation Standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly regarded 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 E. Tanner, III POSTC Accreditation Division at 285 Preston Ave. Meriden, Ct 06450, by telephone at 203-427- 2602, by fax at 203-238- 6643 or by email Accreditation.Compliance@ct.gov Please enter the name of the agency in the subject line of the email.

A copy of the state accreditation Standards is available at the Westport Police Department Local contact is Staff Corporal Ashley Delvecchio who can be reached directly at 203-341- 6039 The accreditation manager for the Westport Police Department is Staff Corporal Ashley Delvecchio. 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. 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 valid for Four years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those Standards under which they were initially accredited or re-accredited.

(Westport Police Press Release)

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