A few weeks ago, Undersheriff Pietras and I attended a seminar as the first step in obtaining Accredited Agency Status through the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and the Michigan Sheriffs Association. What does agency accreditation mean?
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of Accreditation lies in the voluntary adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of written directives, policies, and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.