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Holbrook Police to Undergo Assessment from Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission on May 21-23

Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC)

Chief William Smith is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on May 21 through May 23, 2024 to begin examining various aspects of the Holbrook Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations, and facilities. Sample practices that will be evaluated by MPAC include Use of Force policies and procedures, our Holding Facility, investigations, internal affairs and patrol procedures. The Holbrook Police Department has been a Certified Law Enforcement agency since 2018 and we take pride in achieving Certification every three years as it demonstrates our continued dedication to the community in performing with high standards and professionalism. This will be our first Accreditation Assessment, which is the highest standard of professional standards within the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, and our third assessment process overall.

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Holbrook Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain State Accreditation — a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established in the law enforcement profession. The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 262 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory and optional standards – over 340 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 the Department’s Accreditation Manager – Sgt. Andrew Martins.