A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will be in Bethel next week to verify that the Bethel Police Department meets the Commission's standards. It's part of the voluntary process to gain accreditation.
The assessors will look at the Department's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Part of the on-site assessment includes a public information session Tuesday night. The session at 5pm will be held in the training classroom at their new facility on Judd Avenue. Written and phone comments will be accepted.
Accreditation is for four years, during which the police department must submit annual reports about continued compliance with the agency's standards.
The Bethel Police Department attained initial accreditation in 2015.