Dennis Police to seek state re-accreditation

DENNIS – Dennis Police Chief Peter DiMatteo is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive Tuesday July 28th 2015, to begin examining various aspects of the Dennis Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department continues to meet the Commission’s standards, since first gaining accreditation status in 2012, is part of a voluntary process to maintain our state Accreditation — a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards.  In order to successfully gain MPAC re-accreditation, the Dennis Police Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 60 % of the optional standards.

Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.  Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Peter DiMatteo or the Department’s Accreditation Manager Sergeant Craig Stevenson at 774-352-1411.
Media release furnished by Dennis Police
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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