Middletown Police awarded National Accreditation by CALEA
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., On Saturday, July 26, 2014 Chief Anthony M. Pesare, Town Administrator Shawn Brown and Lt. Joanne Alboum appeared before a committee from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, (CALEA), in Schaumburg Illinois.
The committee interviewed the members of the Middletown Police Department’s Accreditation Team regarding the department’s application for Advanced Accreditation through CALEA. The team answered numerous questions regarding the department’s assessment report and inspection conducted in April, 2014. After an extensive interview process and a full review of the April 2014 Assessment Report, the committee voted to recommend Advanced Accreditation to the full CALEA Commission for a vote for final approval.
That evening, during a full commission meeting, a unanimous vote by the Commission awarded the Middletown Police Department the prestigious status of “CALEA Advanced Accreditation”
Accreditation is an elective process for any law enforcement agency, but less than 10% of law enforcement agencies nationwide are accredited. The Middletown Police is now one of eight Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agencies within the state of Rhode Island.The accreditation of the Middletown Police Department follows three years of work completed by police personnel to ensure the department’s standard operating procedures, policies, and actions are consistent with CALEA national standards.
The awarding of National Accreditation is a testament to the professionalism and dedication to duty of the men and women of the Middletown Police Department as well as the support of Town Officials and the citizens of Middletown.
Pictured below from left to right are:
W.Craig Hartley,(Exec. Director), Shawn Brown, (Town Admin.), Lt. Alboum, Chief Anthony Pesare, J.Grayson Robinson, (Chairman)