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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment for Police Department
(Auburn Hills, Oakland County, MI) A team of assessors from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) will arrive on May 13 & 14, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Auburn Hills Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

“Assessors will spend several days ahead of their visit electronically viewing files, and then 2 days at our agency on May 13th and 14th verifying that the Auburn Hills Police Department meets every Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission “best practice” standard,” said Chief of Police Jeff Baker. “The onsite assessment is a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”.

As part of this on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team by telephone or email. The public may call 248-364-6840 on May 14, 2019, between the hours of 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to speak directly to assessors. Comments can also be written and sent to assessors at AHPDfeedback@auburnhills.org or emailed directly to Accreditation Program Manager Neal Rossow at nrossow@michiganpolicechiefs.org.

A copy of the accreditation standards is available for inspection at the Auburn Hills Police Department 1899 N. Squirrel, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Please contact Lieutenant Jill McDonnell at 248-364-6861 for more information.

“The Auburn Hills Police Department must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status,” said Chief Baker. “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.”

The accreditation program was developed and is overseen by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP). “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar Michigan law enforcement agencies," said State Accreditation Program Manager and Retired Police Chief Neal Rossow. “The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status," Rossow stated.

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.

For more information regarding the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the Commission at:
MACP, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission
3474 Blaydon Pkwy, Suite 600,
Okemos, MI 48864
Or email at nrossow@michiganpolicechiefs.org

Media Contact:
Lieutenant Jill McDonnell: 248-364-6861; jmcdonne@auburnhills.org