2022 Accreditation Assessment Announcement
WPI POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
2022 Accreditation Assessment
Chief Cheryl Martunas of the WPI Police Department is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission will be present on campus November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2022, to examine numerous aspects of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Police Department’s policies, procedures, operations, and facilities.
The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program is a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain best practice 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. To achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all mandatory standards as well as 55% of the optional standards. Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence and can only be obtained after a period of self-assessment and certification. The Department began a period of self-assessment in 2014, became certified in 2015, achieved initial accreditation in January of 2017, and was re-accredited in February of 2020.
Of the two hundred fifty four participating law enforcement agencies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Police is one of only fifteen college and university police departments in the Commonwealth that have achieved Accreditation.
Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Martunas at 508-831-5533, or the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Lieutenant Brendan Green at 508-831-4864.