The Roseville Police Department obtained accreditation through the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police on February 8th, 2018.
It is important to recognize that this is a voluntary Program that law enforcement agencies choose to take on. It took approximately 2 years of dedicated work by department personnel to achieve this self-imposed goal.
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.
Accreditation is not a onetime achievement; it requires ongoing internal monitoring on the part of Department personnel as well as a review and inspection by outside law enforcement agencies.
An assessment team composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar Michigan law enforcement agencies will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. This is done prior to the initial accreditation as well as subsequent accreditation renewals.
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.