Local police department re-accreditation continue

The Columbus Police Department continued its re-accreditation process this week when assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies arrived for an on-site visit.

The assessors toured the police department and met with officers in the patrol and investigations divisions during a three-day visit. A call-in session and public hearing was also conducted.

The assessors will submit a completed report to the commission, and Columbus Police Department representatives will speak before a panel about the re-accreditation later this year. The department will undergo the re-accreditation process every four years, which includes continuous monitoring and a yearly assessment to ensure compliance with the organization’s rigorous standards.

The department has been an accredited law enforcement agency since 2014.