Thursday, July 28, 2022

City police department earns state accreditation

The City of Northville Police Department was awarded accreditation from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) with a formal celebratory presentation at the meeting of the city council recently.

“This pursuit of excellence was a team effort that was led by Accreditation Manager Sgt. Ken DeLano and Ofc.Melissa Ambrosius,” officials said.

Accreditation is an intensive process that includes standardizing and optimizing dozens of operations and getting public comment about how the department is meeting the needs of citizens, according to the MACP website. 

Accreditation is a progressive process of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performance. 

At its core is the adoption of standards that define a professional objective while ensuring transparency and accountability, the statement continued.

MACP Executive Director Robert Stevenson; Neal Rossow, head of accreditation, and President Larry Weeks congratulated Chief Alan Maciag and the entire police team on their accreditation and presented a framed certificate of the achievement to be displayed in the department.