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Shelton Police Seek Public Input As Part Of Accreditation Process

Shelton police are seeking comment from the public as they seek accreditation from the state.
Shelton police are seeking comment from the public as they seek accreditation from the state. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

SHELTON, Conn. -- Members of the public are being asked to put their two cents in about the way the Shelton Police Department is run.

The department is seeking state accreditation, which it says is a “highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.”

A team of assessors from the state’s Police Officers Standards and Training Council will arrive in Shelton on Friday. They will examine the police department’s policy and procedures.

As part of the voluntary on-site assessment, the team will take comments from agency employees and community members.

Written comments can be sent to: William Tanner, POSTC Accreditation Division, 285 Preston Ave., Meriden, Conn., 06450.

They can also be made by calling (203)-427-2602.

To fax comments, call (203)-238-6643.

Email comments to Accreditation.Compliance@po.state.ct.us.

“Shelton Police Department” should be entered in the email’s subject line.

A copy of the state’s accreditation standards is available at the Shelton Police Department, 85 Wheeler St.

For more information, call the department’s accreditation manager, Sgt. Brian Yerzak, at (203)-924-1544.

The assessment team is made up of law enforcement officials from around the state.

They review written materials, interview people and visit offices and other places.

Once the team completes its review, it reports back to the POST Council Accreditation committee. The committee they makes its recommendation to the full Council on whether the agency is to be accredited or re-accredited.

Accreditation lasts three years.

Police departments have to submit annual compliance reports.

For more information about the accreditation program, write to William Tanner, State Accreditation Program Manager, 285 Preston Ave. Meriden, Conn. 06450.

Tanner can also be reached by calling (203)-427-2602, or by faxing (203) 238-6643.

To visit the Police Officer Standards and Training Council / Accreditation Division website, click here.

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