As part of Farmington Public Safety Department’s effort to achieve Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation, local residents will have an opportunity to share comments with the Accreditation Team.
Assessors will arrive on Wednesday, May 9, to examine all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
In a press release, Director Frank Demers explained, “Verification by the team that the public safety department meets the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission’s ‘best practice’ standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.”
To achieve accredited status, the department must comply with 105 standards. “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs,” Demers said.
Any member of the public may call 248-915-0046 on Thursday May 10, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Written comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards.
A copy of the standards are available for inspection at the 23600 Liberty St., Farmington. To learn more, contact Officer Matthew Miracle, Accreditation Manager, 248-474-5500, ext. 2241.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Accreditation Program manager at email@example.com or write the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864.
Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.