Accreditation of the Police Department
The Accreditation Unit's primary function is the overall management of the accreditation process, including maintaining the files that contain the standards established by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) as well as those standards established by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (TLEA). The unit ensures compliance with accreditation standards is met by all departmental components. The department first achieved international accreditation status in July of 1994 and continues to maintain its international and state accreditation status. The MNPD has been awarded the Tri-Arc Accreditation Award, of which only 17 departments in the United States have accomplished. Most recently, the MNPD was awarded the Gold Standard accreditation status by CALEA, indicating excellence in the accreditation process.
Other functions of the Accreditation Unit include: researching, developing, reviewing and maintaining written directives for the department; producing roll call training documents for training purposes; conducting departmental audits on various units in order to verify compliance; and researching, analyzing, planning, and presenting special projects.
Accreditation Manager: Sergeant Charles Vance