The Bellevue Police Department recently received the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police fully accredited status, the highest departmental honor for Kentucky law enforcement professionals— reports Amanda Joering from Cincinnati.com.
The department is now one of 78 agencies, out of approximately 400 in the state, to become fully accredited.
To receive accreditation, the department had to meet or exceed more than 175 law enforcement standards, covering written policies, training, dealing with juvenile offenders, processing and storing property.
Police Chief Wayne Turner said all of the work for the accreditation was completed by the department’s staff while they were also carrying out their usual day-to-day duties. “The public doesn’t stop, you don’t get a timeout,” Turner said. “Our officers put in a lot of hard work, in and out of the office.”
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