Novi Police soliciting public comment for accreditation assessment
Release date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Contact: Nathan Mueller, Community Relations Specialist 248-347-0431
Novi, Mich., December 12, 2017 – A team of assessors from the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) will arrive on Wednesday, December 20, to examine all aspects of the Novi Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
“Verification that the Novi Police Department meets the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” said Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David E. Molloy.
As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the Assessment Team. They may do so by calling 248-347-0517 from 9-11am on Dec. 21 or email them to Sgt. Kevin Rhea.
Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards. A copy of the standards are available for inspection at the Novi Police Department.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Novi Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is asked to email the Accreditation Program manager at email@example.com or write the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864.
The Novi Police Department must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status.
“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,” said Molloy.
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.
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, through its Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of Michigan. For more information regarding the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, you can write the Commission at: MACP, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 3474 Alaiedon Pkwy, Suite 600, Okemos, MI 48864 or email the request.
MACP Accreditation Standards Manual