DANBURY, Conn. — A team of assessors from the Police Officers Standards and Training Council will arrive on Monday, July 11, to examine the Danbury Police Department’s policies and procedures, as they relate to state accreditation standards.
The team will be looking at Tier 1 standards of Liability, Professional, and General Management.
The team will verify that the Danbury Police Department meets the POST Council’s state of the art accreditation standards. This is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly regarded recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments.
Comments can be mailed to William E. Tanner, III POSTC Accreditation Division, 285 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450, by telephone at 203-427-2606, by fax at 203-238- 6643 or by email Accreditation.Compliance@ct.gov. Please enter the name of the agency in the subject line of the email.
A copy of the state accreditation standards is available at the Danbury Police Department, 375 Main St.
The accreditation manager for the Danbury Police Department is Lt. Martin Lobraico, who can be reached at 203-730- 6392.
The assessment team is made up of law enforcement practitioners from the Connecticut law enforcement community. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.
Once the POST Council accreditation assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the POST Council Accreditation committee, which will recommend to the POST Council whether the agency is to be accredited or re-accredited.
Accreditation is valid for four years, during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards, under which they were initially accredited or re-accredited.
For more information on the POST Council accreditation program, visits its website .