The Farmington Public Safety and Farmington Hills Police Departments are among just 10 Michigan agencies accredited by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP).
Farmington’s approval was granted following a commission hearing on June 24. Commission board members recognized the department’s many community policing programs and strong bonds with the community.
“Our pursuit of accreditation was a two-year process that involved a thorough review of all of our policies, procedures and operations,” Public Safety Director Frank Demers said in a press release. “The accountability systems we have in place and the administrative and operational efficiencies we have established through the accreditation process will further strengthen our ability to deliver superior public safety services to the community.”
“The entire department contributed to this achievement and I couldn’t be more proud. I’d especially like to recognize the department’s accreditation managers, Officer Matthew Miracle and Commander Andrew Morche, who worked tirelessly to ensure that the accreditation process remained on schedule,” he added.
Representatives from the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police will present the Public Safety Department with a Certificate of Accreditation during the August 20, 7 p.m., city council meeting held at City Hall, 23600 Liberty St.
Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus and Assistant Chief Mike Ciaramitaro, the Department’s Accreditation Manager, appeared before the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at an Accreditation Hearing in Bellaire, Michigan on June 26.
“The accreditation process is a source of pride for the entire Department. It demonstrates each police officer’s commitment to superior policing and professional 21st century policing standards,” Nebus said in a press release. “The two-year accreditation process helped the Department to review and improve policies, training, efficiency, and effectiveness.”
Nebus extended his appreciation and acknowledgement to MACP Director Robert Stevenson (retired Livonia Police Chief) and MACP Director of Professional Development/Accreditation Program Director Neal Rossow (retired Flatrock Police Chief) for their leadership in developing MACP Accreditation for local Michigan law enforcement agencies.
“Thanks to the efforts of Bob Stevenson and Neal Rossow, and the commitment of police chiefs across the State of Michigan, we are enhancing professional policing and better serving our communities,” he said.
Stevenson and Rossow will present the Farmington Hills MACP Accreditation Award at the August 27, 7:30 p.m., city council meeting at Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.
In order to retain accreditation, the Departments must submit annual reports attesting to the continued compliance standards. Accreditation must be renewed every three years.