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Milton Police Shoots For National Accreditation

The agency is will hold a public input meeting on March 31 as part of the accreditation process.

Credit: Patch file photo.
Credit: Patch file photo.

A national certification body will review the Milton Police Department as part of its efforts to become accredited, and the public is invited to give its feedback on the agency. 

The police department will host a team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., who will evaluate the department between March 30 and April 1 to see if the agency is qualified to receive accreditation. 

As part of the process, the public is asked to participate in an input session on Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Milton City Council's chambers. 

The chambers are at Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107.

Residents will be allowed to share their opinions on public safety issues in the city and provide feedback on the service of Milton's public safety agencies. 

Anyone who can't attend the session, but would like to comment can call 678-242-2620 on March 31 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

Written comments may also be submitted to CALEA at 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320 Gainesville, Va. 22030-2215. 

"Accreditation through the Commission is a highly prized recognition of professional excellence in law enforcement," said Police Chief Deborah Harrell. "The city of Milton's police professionals continually provide superior services, and I am confident the assessment team, after thorough evaluation of our operations, will come to the same conclusion." 

CALEA assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. Once their review is complete, they will report back to the full commission. The body will then decide if the Milton Police Department will be granted accredited status.

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