Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain state Accreditation, a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must continue to meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 60% of the optional standards.
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The North Andover Police Department previously received the award in 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to contact Chief Gray or the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Gene Salois.
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