Georgetown Police Department becomes an accredited police agency
GEORGETOWN, Del. – The Georgetown Police Department has announced that they are now accredited by the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission.
We’re told the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission (DPAC) unanimously voted to grant the department accreditation status at their meeting on March 17th.
DPAC has developed a total of 108 standards that consist of 192 components when it comes to accreditation. Standards are divided into four categories: Organization and Management, Law Enforcement Functions, Custody, and Staff Support.
The Georgetown Police Department worked for nearly two years to achieve accredited status, completely re-writing all policies and procedures, revamping evidence handling protocols to include automating all evidence inventory, completing construction projects to address holding area requirements, and instituting new report writing requirements.