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College Place Police Department Achieves Re-Accreditation for Highest Professional Standards of Policing

The College Place Police Department (CPPD) has successfully completed a rigorous accreditation program that certifies it is operating under best practices and standards for law enforcement.  The program is administered by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) and involves an eight-phase process over several months.

“We are proud to be re-accredited by WASPC,” said Chief Troy Tomaras.   “It means our department has achieved the highest professional standards for policing.”

Benefits of accreditation include administrative and operational effectiveness, fair recruitment and employment practices, better records management, improved use of technology, health and safety, training, codes of conduct and prisoner security, among other important law enforcement tasks.

“The College Place Police Department has worked hard to obtain this achievement,” said Steven Strahan, WASPC executive director.  “The community should be proud of local law enforcement for taking direct and tangible steps to earn the public’s confidence in their operations.”

The certification is awarded for a four-year period when the re-accreditation process begins.  The CPPD’s 2024 accreditation follows its previous accreditation in from 2020 which was the agency’s first ever law enforcement accreditation award. CPPD is one of 74 agencies (out of 279) in the state of Washington who have achieved accreditation.

WASPC was founded in 1963 and represents executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. With more than 900 members it includes the 39 elected county sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, as well as the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of several federal agencies.

WASPC Accreditation Award CPPD 2024-1

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