Miami Twp. police earn accreditation for first time in 20-plus years

The Miami Twp. Police Department has earned accreditation from a national law enforcement agency for the first time in more than 20 years. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

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The Miami Twp. Police Department has earned accreditation from a national law enforcement agency for the first time in more than 20 years. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

The Miami Twp. Police Department has earned accreditation from a national law enforcement organization for the first time in more than 20 years.

The department received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, township Police Chief Ron Hess said, at a Providence, R.I. conference that wrapped up Saturday.

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It was the first time since the early 1990s that the department has earned accreditation from CALEA. The agency created in 1979 aims, according to its website, to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by:

-Maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives;

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-Establishing and administering an accreditation process;

-Recognizing professional excellence.

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