The Milton Police Department has been officially recertified by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, city officials announced.
The action followed a rigorous, three-year, voluntary accreditation process, officials said. The department was first accredited in 2014, and the recertification must be completed every four years. The review involved an audit of policies, procedures and practices of the department.
Milton hosted a team of two assessors earlier this year who conducted the audit, and department representatives appeared at the CALEA Summer Conference in Providence, R.I., on July 29 to answer any additional questions and officially receive recertification.
“CALEA-accredited departments have to comply with hundreds of standards in order to obtain and maintain certification status,” said Milton Police Chief Rich Austin. “It’s considered the gold standard of law enforcement, and it’s made possible through the tireless efforts of our entire department staff.”