East Grand Rapids, Michigan, December 1, 2022 – The East Grand Rapids Public Safety Department invites community members to participate in a call-in session Dec. 13 as part of a reaccreditation process through the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, which is the assessment division of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
The call-in session will be 2-3:30 p.m. During this time, community members are encouraged to provide feedback on the department’s ability to comply with MLEAC standards by calling 616.831.7889 or emailing email@example.com. Phone comments are limited to five minutes.
MLEAC standards are available online at michiganpolicechiefs.org or in person at the East Grand Rapids Public Safety Department, 770 Lakeside Drive SE, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
“MACP accreditation demonstrates East Grand Rapids Public Safety is dedicated to keeping up to date with the best policies and procedures,” Public Safety Chief Mark Herald said. “The department is committed to adapting to constantly-evolving law enforcement standards to keep our community safe, transparent and equitable.”
Written comments also may be submitted to the MLEAC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to MLEAC, 3474 Alaiedon Parkway, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864 by 3 p.m. Dec. 13.
To achieve accredited status, a law enforcement agency must comply with 105 standards. Accreditation is valid for three years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports demonstrating its continued compliance with these standards. The East Grand Rapids Public Safety Department first received MLEAC accreditation in 2020.
As part of the reaccreditation process, MLEAC assessors also will be on-site to examine all aspects of the department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services through a department tour, personnel interviews, ride-alongs and file reviews.
MLEAC assessors consist of law enforcement practitioners from Michigan law enforcement agencies. Once the assessors complete their review, they will provide a report to MLEAC, which will then decide if the department is granted accredited status. A formal announcement is expected February 2023.
Learn more about the MLEAC accreditation process at https://bit.ly/3ASkmn8.
For questions regarding the call-in session or MLEAC assessment, call East Grand Rapids Detective Sgt. Scott Kolster at 616.949.7010.
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