New London police awarded accreditation
The New London Police Department has earned its reaccreditation from the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
The department earned a Tier 1 accreditation, which signals adherence to a set of 123 standards dealing with liability issues that include everything from evidence storage and handling of juveniles to the department’s code of ethics and use of deadly force.
The reaccreditation was awarded at the POST Council meeting on March 9.
“The New London Police Department displayed utmost professionalism throughout the entire process and worked diligently with the assessors to get every standard into compliance,” a POST Council spokesperson said in a statement. “The New London Police Department demonstrated a commitment to excellence in policy and practices.”
New London Police Chief Brian Wright, in a statement, said the department “takes great pride in adhering to best practices since our initial accreditation in 2011.”
“As part of our dedication to the community, we are proud to comply with the high standards that bring transparency, accountability, and professionalism to the New London Police Department,” Wright said.