Accreditation Assessment

DEPARTMENT(S): 
July 17, 2019

Accreditation Assessment

 

Chief Cheryl Martunas is pleased to announce that in order for the WPI Police Department to continue their status as an Accredited Agency, a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on campus Tuesday August 13th, 14th and 15th 2019. The team of assessors will begin examining various aspects of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Police Department’s policies, procedures, operations and facilities. 

As some of you may recall, WPI Police went through this same process three years ago.  This will be our three year anniversary date to seek our re-accreditation.

Verification by the Assessment Team, that the Department meets the Commission’s standards, is part of a voluntary process to maintain state Accreditation.  This is a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards.  In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 55% of the optional standards. 

Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.  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.