News Flash

Home

Posted on: August 20, 2020

EGR Public Safety Earns Accreditation Status

Public Safety

 

East Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aug. 20, 2020 — The East Grand Rapids Public Safety Department has been officially accredited by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

After an extensive, three-year review and implementation period, the cross-trained department, which offers police, fire and medical first response services, has completed the MLEAC’s law enforcement accreditation process and was granted accredited status.

During the accreditation process, assessors evaluate the department’s policies, procedures and operations to ensure compliance with 108 standards which further include approximately 540 proofs that require the department to demonstrate how it actively performs the nation’s and state’s best practices.

MLEAC’s assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from Michigan law enforcement agencies. The assessors reviewed EGR’s written materials, interviewed officers and visited the department and additional locations where compliance with the standards could be observed. Assessors also took a variety of community feedback through both phone calls and emails.

“Already a significant achievement, accreditation status has now become even more valuable, setting the EGR department, and in turn, the community, up for future success,” said Robert Stevenson, executive director of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. “As departments across the country work on enhancing their procedures, EGR’s officers are ahead of the game now implementing those best practices. The department’s proactiveness demonstrates that the officers care to enhance their policies in order to best serve all its citizens.”

East Grand Rapids Public Safety is one of 25 MLEAC accredited departments in the state of Michigan which has 600 police agencies.

“I am incredibly proud of our team for dedicating so much time to improving our department over the past three years,” said EGR Chief Mark Herald. “Their genuine commitment, level of accountability and interest in increasing efficiency is what earned us this honor.

“By volunteering to participate in this process, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to enhancing our department, providing the highest quality of service and not only meeting but exceeding our community’s needs. I would like to specifically thank Detective Sergeant Scott Kolster for spearheading this process to ensure it was completed successfully.”

Accreditation is valid for three years during which the departments must submit annual reports attesting to its continued compliance with the standards under which it was initially accredited.


Accreditation Plaque

Accreditation Presentation, Herald, Favale, Kolster, LaFaveAccreditation Presentation, Bob Stevenson# # #

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

pumpkins

Halloween in EGR

Posted on: September 25, 2020
vote button

Submitting Your Absentee Ballot

Posted on: September 24, 2020
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Posted on: September 14, 2020
EGR Rec Logo-4cProc No Logo half inch diameter

COVID-19 Response and Resources

Posted on: March 11, 2020
Bike

Mobility/Bike Action Plan Update

Posted on: July 22, 2020
EGR Rec Logo-4cProc No White Background 160x160px

West Nile Virus

Posted on: July 7, 2020
Newsflash - vote button sm

Election Results - August 4, 2020

Posted on: August 4, 2020
lightning

Power Outage Information

Posted on: September 4, 2019
vote button

August 4 Election Information

Posted on: July 15, 2020
American Flag

2020 Independence Day Parade

Posted on: June 23, 2020
Match lighting firework

Fireworks

Posted on: June 23, 2020
EGR Rec Logo-4cProc No Logo half inch diameter

4th of July Celebration Update

Posted on: June 3, 2020
East GR Police logo

Upcoming Protest in EGR

Posted on: June 4, 2020
East GR Police logo

Public Safety COVID-19 Response

Posted on: April 9, 2020
EGR COVID-19 VOLUNTEER TASK FORCE

EGR COVID-19 Volunteer Task Force

Posted on: April 8, 2020
Youtube Livestream

Livestream City Commission Meetings

Posted on: March 9, 2020
Favale Katie Jan 2020

2020 State of the City

Posted on: February 5, 2020
Road Closed

2019 Construction Recap

Posted on: January 7, 2020
Frozen-Pipes_reduced

Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

Posted on: January 28, 2019
Precinct Map -Ward 1

2019 Ward One Commissioner Appointment

Posted on: December 2, 2019
Newsflash - vote button sm

Election Results - November 5, 2019

Posted on: November 6, 2019
Public Safey Open House

Public Safety Open House

Posted on: October 7, 2019
pumpkins

Halloween Safety in EGR

Posted on: October 7, 2019
Fireworks July 4

Fireworks Safety Tips

Posted on: July 3, 2019
Faucet

Updated Water-Sewer Rates

Posted on: March 29, 2019
Gaslight Village

Updated Gaslight Village Parking Map

Posted on: March 13, 2019
Mayor Amna Seibold

2019 State of the City

Posted on: February 7, 2019
EGR Rec Logo-4cProc No White Background 160x160px

City Commission - Special Meeting

Posted on: January 30, 2019
Amna SOTC 2017 Web

2018 State of the City

Posted on: February 7, 2018
Road Closed

2018 Construction Recap

Posted on: January 7, 2019
Gaslight Village

Pressing Pause on Marihuana Sales

Posted on: December 6, 2018
Trick-or-treat 2

Halloween Safety

Posted on: October 18, 2018
Mosquito

West Nile Virus

Posted on: August 20, 2018
European frog-bit Alert

European Frog-bit

Posted on: July 3, 2018
Breton 5

Breton Road Project Complete

Posted on: August 9, 2018
Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth

Posted on: July 3, 2018
Griggs Street Development

Proposed Griggs Street Development

Posted on: June 25, 2018
Cloud Invoice

New Online Bill Pay

Posted on: May 8, 2018
EGR Master Plan Graphic (Website)

Master Plan

Posted on: September 21, 2017
Right of Way

Understanding Road Right-of-Way

Posted on: April 19, 2018
Yard Waste bags

Yard waste pickup resumes in April

Posted on: March 14, 2018
Garden Shed

Spring Zoning Tips

Posted on: February 27, 2018
Snowplow Week

Snow Plow Info

Posted on: February 8, 2018
Frozen-Pipes

Prevent your pipes from freezing

Posted on: February 15, 2018
Crosswalk Sign

Commuting Safety

Posted on: November 16, 2017
Mayor Amna Seibold

Statement from Mayor Amna Seibold

Posted on: November 5, 2017
Wealthy-Street

2017 Construction Recap

Posted on: November 2, 2017
Winter Mailbox

Prep Your Mailbox for Winter

Posted on: October 19, 2017
Contractor

Choosing a Home Contractor

Posted on: September 21, 2017
DPW Plow Driver Doug

Snowplow Season Coming Soon

Posted on: December 1, 2016