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BCPD seeks Re-Accreditation

William B. Evans, Chief of the Boston College Police Department is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 to begin examining various aspects of the Boston College Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve re-Accreditation -- a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards.  In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 75 of the optional 125 standards.

The Boston College Police Department started the self-assessment process in 2011, was awarded Certification in 2013, initial Accreditation in 2014, and re-Accreditation in 2016. The review period occurs every three years.

Achieving Accreditation is a recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.  Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Evans or the Department’s Accreditation Manager Lt. Spiess- 617-552-4440.