Plymouth Police Accreditation

Plymouth Police Department received the designation of Accredited Police Department

The department started the review of its standards and policies few years ago.

Plymouth Police Accreditation

The Plymouth Police Department received the designation of Accredited Police Department by a unanimous vote of the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission at the semi-annual meeting. We are now one of 90 Municipal and University Police Departments out of nearly 400 in the Commonwealth that has received this designation.

The department started the review of its standards and policies two years ago and has been working ever since to update procedures on critical areas of police management, operations and technical support

Achieving certification requires an on-site review of 159 standards set by the commission in areas such as policy development, emergency response planning, training, communications, property and evidence handling, use of force, vehicular pursuit, prisoner transportation and holding facilities.

The process of accreditation continues with the review of more than 100 more standards set by the commission.